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From "Geissel, Adrian" <>
Subject RE: Using Path expression in Map Action type
Date Thu, 05 Jun 2003 14:29:46 GMT
I should have mentioned in my original mail that it is indeed a hack (and
admittedly evil at that ;)- just in case someone thought that this is the
way I normally work. 

At the time (mid-2001) there was no easy alternative way to 'choose' an
action based on a URL fragment - and there is the obvious constraint that
only valid action 'type's are referenced - other than explicit matchers for
each possible URL/action combination - which was equally un-maintainable. I
also recall that I explicitly commented my sitemap with the words "BIG AND

Anyway, just justifying :)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sylvain Wallez []
> Sent: Thursday 05 June 2003 16:23
> To:
> Subject: Re: Using Path expression in Map Action type
> Geissel, Adrian wrote:
> >Hi Shane,
> >
> >I've done something similar to what you're looking for with 
> version 2.0
> >(don't know if it still works!):
> >
> >Try:
> >
> ><map:act type='substitute(listOfMaps, "{../1}")'/>
> >
> >Note - single quotes are important (valid XML attribute 
> definition - allows
> >the use of plain double-quotes!)
> >
> Wow, clever but *evil* hack : injection of Java code in the 
> sitemap. As 
> Christian said : this will break as soon as you use the 
> newest sitemap 
> engine (which is the only one available in 2.1).
> The "type" attribute is static for every sitemap statement. This is a 
> design choice, as allowing dynamic types can quickly lead to 
> non-understadable and unmaintainable sitemaps.
> Sylvain
> -- 
> Sylvain Wallez                                  Anyware Technologies
> { XML, Java, Cocoon, OpenSource }*{ Training, Consulting, Projects }

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