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From Christopher Oliver <res1c...@verizon.net>
Subject Re: [Rant] Flow + JXTemplate (Was: Re: [FYI] Stefano's Linotype)
Date Thu, 24 Apr 2003 18:13:28 GMT
Tony,

You can find examples in the PetStore sample in the scratchpad.

Tony Collen wrote:

>Alright, now that I'm fresh from a night of sleep, and I'm not all dizzy
>and tired, I'll take another poke at this:
>
>I'm starting to dig into actually using the Flow, and I'm having a hard
>time understanding using the JXTemplate(Generator).
>
>Rather, I'm having a hard time understanding why we need a templating
>language inside our nice XSLT templating system.
>
>>>From a user's perspective, I already invested a lot of time learning XSLT
>(and I do not even claim to be extremely comfortable with that, too!), so
>why should I take the time to learn another templating language?  Argh!!
>This was supposed to be easy, but now it feels like it's getting horribly
>complex again.
>
>It's nice the Generator is fast [1], but it still feels like it's doing
>the work of a Generator and a Transformer, which pokes me in a weird way
>for some reason.
>
>Maybe I'm stupid, and just not seeing the advantages.
>
>Last night, when I dove into all of the Flow stuff, I got to the point
>to where I had to reference "bizData" in my view pages.  I was following
>the patterns in Stefano's Linotype code, using <map:generate
>type="jxpath"/>.  My problem then came around to where I couldn't even get
>the Continuation ID, due to the difference between Stefano's code and the
>JXTemplate(Generator) in CVS.
>
>So I go looking for docs, and all I find is the Javadocs for JXTemplate,
>but the Javadocs weren't built for the things in Scratchpad! Argh!
>
>I digress.  It's been a long week and finals are about to hit.  I guess
>I'm just frustrated at not having working samples and not getting the docs
>for the JXTemplate(Generator).  Which reminds me.  I think the JXTemplate
>generator in scratchpad should be named JXTemplateGenerator for
>consistency's sake.
>
>So here's my plea, can someone who's "in-the-know" about JXTemplate whip
>up a nice sample that uses the tags (choose, import, etc) in a meaningful
>and useful way for the annoying n00bs (me)?  Or perhaps another sample in
>the Flow directory that correctly uses the new Generator?  .. I'll promise
>to chill out, and get over the bump in complexity and having to learn
>Yet Another Templating Language... hopefully sooner rather than later   :)
>
>
>Regards,
>
>Tony
>
>[1] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xml-cocoon-dev&m=105029949912114&w=2
>
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