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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: ParentAware Components Revisited
Date Wed, 22 Oct 2003 18:21:00 GMT
Leo Sutic wrote:
> The issue is this:
> A component in a child container has access to all components in the
> parent 
> component manager - if the role isn't found in it's own CM, the lookup
> proceeds
> to the parent.
> However, when looking up a component via a selector, this is not the
> case. Since
> the selector was found, lookup stops there, irrespective of whether the
> hint
> passed to the selector really results in a component.
> The ParentAware interface enables this - if a selector for
> my.Generator/Selector doesn't
> have a component for hint "xyz" then it can look up
> my.Generator/Selector in the parent
> CM and try there.

This is no longer an issue with Fortress.  That is because the ServiceManager/
ServiceSelector are not *managing* the components, but accessing them.  There
is no longer any problem with that.


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