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From Geoff Howard <>
Subject Re: [RT] Implementing Cocoon Blocks
Date Wed, 10 Sep 2003 11:39:50 GMT
Bruno Dumon wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-09-09 at 17:02, Geoff Howard wrote:


>>>>I also considered recording the wire-id instead of the uri for 
>>>>connections between blocks - what are the arguments for each?
>>>><connection> was out of the blue using the wiring metaphore.  Other

>>>>options?  Free association: connect, attach, solder, wire, use ...
>>>Avalon Phoenix uses the words "assembly" and "provide" instead of
>>>"wiring" and "connection", which I quite like (I mean the assembly &
>>I don't quite see where these terms would be used - can you explain a 
>>little more?  Maybe a proposed set of changes to the example above?
> Yep. I meant that the connection tag would become provide:
>  <provide
> name="external-skin"></provide>

I think of the "provide" verb as applying more the the block.xml 
configuration (which isn't yet on the table).  The wiring.xml describes 
not what a block provides, but which services provided by other blocks 
plug in to its named dependencies.  OTOH, I guess the block manager 
could be seen as "providing" the solution to the named dependency...

> And the wiring.xml would be called assembly.xml
> OTOH, I'm meanwhile becoming accustomed to the wiring and connection
> terms, so let's leave it as wiring and connection for now.

Ok, sounds good.


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