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From Joerg Heinicke <jheini...@virbus.de>
Subject sitemap design (was: Re: [Vote] empty HTTP responses)
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2003 18:45:15 GMT
On 07.11.2003 19:06, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> Careful. I'm against the use of
> 
>  <match src="something">
>  </match>
>  <read/>
> 
> as well. The proper way should be
> 
>  <match src="something">
>   ...
>  </match>
> 
>  <match src="**">
>   <reader/>
>  </match>
> 
> having the logic processing not following the element nesting, is, IMO, 
> very confusing and very bad practice.
> 
> In the original sitemap design, it was *NOT* possible to have pipeline 
> components inside <pipeline>, only matchers. This is something that was 
> introduced while I wasn't watching, just like actions.
> 
> Yes, actions are not the only the only things I dislike about the 
> sitemap: the tree processor introduced new ways of dealing with things 
> (like having resources without generators or serializers, or pipeline 
> components in pipelines without matchers)... but all these things ended 
> up being more harm than good from a usage perspective.

AFAIK it's not the tree processor's fault. Resources as pipeline parts 
where possible as far as I can remember :-) But with the compiled 
sitemap engine they must either call another resource or end with a 
serializer. Now (with the tree processor) the pipeline flow falls back 
to the calling pipeline, what allows e.g. transformer only resources.

Joerg


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