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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [RT] Views for readers
Date Tue, 19 Aug 2003 17:16:50 GMT

On Thursday, Aug 14, 2003, at 14:22 Europe/Rome, Sylvain Wallez wrote:

> Jeff Turner wrote:
> <snip/>
>> Isn't the problem there that a <map:read> is a whole little pipeline 
>> unto itself?  If it were broken into two atomic operations:
>> <map:generate type="binary" src="foo.doc"/>
>> <map:serialize type="binary"/>
>> then we could have a <map:view from-position="first"/> using a 
>> content-aware pipeline, and everything would work.
>> I have the feeling that handling non-XML content in Cocoon is Just 
>> Wrong, and that <map:read> is just a hack.  The fact that it doesn't 
>> integrate with Views is a symptom of this.  In a theoretically pure 
>> world, we'd either make Cocoon an XML-only framework and kill 
>> <map:read>, or make Cocoon a generic data pipelining framework 
>> capable of handling and transforming binary content.
>> Well it's a RT after all.. ;)
> Content-aware and binary pipelines in the same post? Wow! Yes, it's 
> definitely a RT ;-P

I am against to both content-aware selection and binary pipelines.

I still have to see a need for them that cannot be solved with 
machinery already in place or with the newly proposed RequestFactories.


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