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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: Hiding business logic in flow: how to get at naked request?
Date Fri, 26 Dec 2003 08:43:16 GMT
Christopher Oliver wrote:

> Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>> There is a way. Not that straightforward, though.
>> You should use the new cocoon.createObject(classname) method that 
>> instanciates an object and goes through the various lifecycle 
>> interfaces. Your class has to be Contextualizable, and you can then 
>> get the request from the context using 
>> ContextHelper.getRequest(context).
>> Now I agree with you that having a restricted object model in the 
>> flow is too much constraining.
>> Sylvain
> One way to make this easier would be to make 
> FOM_Request/Response/Session/Context implement the 
> Request/Response/Session/Context interfaces. These interfaces would 
> not be accessible in JS code but would be in Java code.

Great idea! This will greatly ease the communication between flowscript 
and Java classes.

> The only drawback is for code that attempts to downcast e.g. Request 
> to HttpRequest which would not work. Since HttpRequest is a class, not 
> an interface, it cannot be implemented by FOM_Request. Given that is 
> the case, such downcasting is probably a Bad Thing (TM) anyway.



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