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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: MountTableMatcher
Date Mon, 17 Nov 2003 15:55:17 GMT
Upayavira wrote:

> Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>> Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
>>>> The main samples sitemap now uses a mount table located at the root 
>>>> of the Cocoon directory. It is not present by default (and ignored 
>>>> silently), but a "mount-table.xml.sample" is provided that just 
>>>> needs to be copied to "mount-table.xml".
>>> Just one thing, why is this in cocoon root directory? Couldn't it
>>> be in the src/webapp directory (context root)?
>> Certainly not! The purpose of putting it in the root directory is 
>> that it is not part of the build, and so not deleted if you do a 
>> "build clean".
>> Now maybe directly at the root is not a so good location and it 
>> should be placed elswhere. But this also would mean that it's less 
>> visible.
> Would it be possible to make it configurable in and 
> have it default to ../..?
> This would, to my mind, make your solution usable in a live 
> environment too where webapps aren't necessarily still in build/webapp.
> I don't know if the XPatch task can handle patches with ant 
> properties, but if it could...

Sorry to jump in late (just saw your "I commited it!" message), but 
what's the need for this?

MountTableMatchers allows externally-defined indirections to be plugged 
into a sitemap, and you add another level of indirection through the 
build property.

Sorry, but this really seems FS to me as I think nobody will ever change 
the build property, but just modify the sitemap statement...

Moreover, I don't understand the "live enviromnent" argument, as it's 
not desirable at all, IMO, to deploy the main samples sitemap "as is" on 
a live enviromnent. All the mounts it contains are either highly 
samples-related or automounts that are dangerous in a production 


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