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From Gianugo Rabellino <>
Subject Re: [RT] Improving Sitemap and Flowscript
Date Sat, 23 Aug 2003 13:41:33 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> On Wednesday, Aug 20, 2003, at 20:15 Europe/Rome, Gianugo Rabellino wrote:
>> Looks like I missed some serious fun during these vacations... time to 
>> catch up!
>> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>>>  Virtual Pipeline Components
>>>  ---------------------------
>> Love the idea. Even because it was me suggesting something like that a 
>> couple of years ago and being blamed of FS... ;-)
> Really? any pointer? (I'm not being sarcastic, but curious... if I 
> judged FS something that I later ended up proposing, there is something 
> wrong in my FS meter ;-)

Sorry, no pointers, just witnesses if they remind the live discussion 
who took place one day in Bibop.:-) We were still using the compiled 
sitemap and I was suggesting how components could have been aggregated 
(G-T* / T* /T*-S) as "macros" to be unrolled by XSLT. You came up with 
FS bells and problems with parameter resolving, so the discussion was 
kinda over. I will be more stubborn next time. ;-)

>>>  Pluggable Request Factories
>>>  ---------------------------
>> 2. Are you sure that adapting the request is enough?
> I couldn't come up with anything that required more than that.
>> I'd say that the different use cases you're pointing out require a bit 
>> more then just the request object: I'd say that the whole environment 
>> might need a particular treatment in most cases.
> Why so, can you elaborate? maybe with a specific example? scenarios help 
> the design.

You might need to have access to the response too. In WebDAV world, as 
an example, you need to set a whole bunch of headers (Allow:, DAV:, 
MS-Author-Via - yuck - and more), and a DASL component needs to specify 
the search vocabularies supported. True, you can do it by hand, but it 
would be much better if such manipulation could be done by a 


Gianugo Rabellino
Pro-netics s.r.l. -
Orixo, the XML business alliance -
     (Now blogging at:

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