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From Giacomo Pati <>
Subject Re: JXPath leniency in JXTemplateGenerator
Date Thu, 23 Oct 2003 19:33:54 GMT
On Tue, 21 Oct 2003, Sylvain Wallez wrote:

> Hi team,
> I'd like to add the use of leniency to JXPath expressions in
> JXTemplateGenerator: currently, if a path does not exist, a nice
> exception is thrown. This may be good in some circumstances (avoids
> endless hair pulling sessions to finally discover a small typo), but is
> also required in some situations where the template writer _knows_ that
> a path may not exist.
> Here's what I want to do:
> - add a global "lenient-xpath" sitemap parameter to the generator. This
> allows to set a global leniency mode (default is false, meaning
> exceptions are raised)
> - set leniency always to true on test instructions (<jx:if> and <jx:when>)
> - add an optional "lenient" attribute to the <jx:out> and <jx:forEach>
> statements (would default to the sitemap parameter value above).
> What do you think?


Giacomo Pati
Otego AG, Switzerland -
Orixo, the XML business alliance -

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