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From Stephan Michels <step...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Declarative XMLForm
Date Fri, 25 Apr 2003 07:22:13 GMT

On Fri, 25 Apr 2003, Konstantin Piroumian wrote:

> Hi!
>
> I've been proposing this same idea a long time ago, before XMLForm was
> started and flow was implemented. And I even had a similar implementation of
> the WizardAction, but I never had time to finish it and make really useful.

Link?

> After long discussion on Flow/XMLForms the common opinion was that Flow is
> much better for controlling the application's state than an action/set of
> actions (don't remember details, but you'll find those discussions in
> archive if you search by 'XForms', 'Flow', etc.).

After all I'm not a fan of the current 'Flow'. I'm always happy to see
alternatives.

> As compared to XMLForm's action, your version seems to me much more flexible
> and it'd be fine if you could tidy it up and post as a patch to Bugzilla.
>
> Just one comment: if you have a lot of places where you should use your
> action then you'll have a very overloaded sitemap, which is not good and not
> very maintainable. I'd suggest that the configuration of views/transitions
> were external, so you could do something like this in the pipeline:
>
> <map:act name="wizard" src="/wizards/register.xml"/>

Yes, I had the same suggestion. Perhaps time for a Struts look-a-like ;-)

Anyway, great stuff.

Stephan.

>
> From: "DURDINA Michal" <durdina@asset.sk>
>
> > Hello,
> > I just finished first iteration of developing the new action
> > XMLFormController. It implements another solution to XMLForm and it is
> > intended to be alternative to AbstractXMLFormAction.
> > XMLFormController is similar to AbstractXMLFormAction but it does not
> > require to code the flow between pages in perform() method.
> >
>
> [...]
>
> >
> > Tell me please your opinion on such a functionality of this controller, I
> > have many other ideas and going to implement them. We will build the web
> > layer for our new project on this approach so it is sure that I will spend
> > much more time on it. I would like to share it in the cocoon comunity so
> > tell me if you are interested and what suggestions you have.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Michal
> >
> > PS: Attached source containes 'untidy' version of XMLFormController :)
> >
> > -- MisoD --
> > Michal Durdina - durdina@asset.sk
> > ASSET Soft a.s.,
> > Kosicka 56, Bratislava, 821 08
> > Slovakia, Europe
> >
> >
>
>


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