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From Christian Haul <>
Subject Re: [Flow] Preparing the vote - long!
Date Sun, 22 Jun 2003 10:06:48 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> on 6/20/03 2:01 PM Christian Haul wrote:
>>Reinhard Pötz wrote:

>>>* Component loading                                          *
>>>>I see two different types of components in Cocoon today:
>>>>1) general components (example: SaxParser)
>>>>2) sitemap components (example: FOPSerializer)
>>>>I think the flow should have access only to the first family.
>>Fine. Although I don't see the possible abuse here.
> Having access to sitemap components would allow the flow writer to
> assemble pipelines at runtime, which is the closest thing I to abuse of
> cocoon internals I can think of.

Oh I see -- but that would require some hard core hacking. Someone who 
is determined enough to do that will probably find another way even with 
this restriction.

Although I don't like to mention it, action are dual use and by removing 
special support and restricting access to non-sitemap components they 
are completely banned. Yes, a sitemap component could refer to a regular 
component to do the job, but....


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