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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject RE: Flowscript and return to pipeline
Date Thu, 26 Feb 2004 00:14:46 GMT
I don't mean to start any kind of flame war here and the following is
strictly my opinion.

Actually the statement below is the exact reason I and my colleagues are
reticent to use flowscript.  I have no problem with using flowscript to
manage a couple of pages that are linked together  (i.e. - a form to fill
out followed by a confirmation page). But using it for more than this
violates the separation of concerns principal that Cocoon strives to achieve
through the sitemap. It is far too easy to start throwing all your business
as well as presentation logic into flowscript and soon you'll end up with
something worse than JSPs.  This is impossible to do with just the sitemap.

Frankly, I have been concerned with how so much effort seems to be focused
on moving Cocoon from its sitemap roots to flowscript.

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Stephan Coboos [] 
Sent:	Wednesday, February 25, 2004 1:20 PM
Subject:	Flowscript and return to pipeline


in some discussions I'd heard that actions and XSP should be more and 
more replaced by flowscript. I think, this is a good idea because 
flowscript is a good way to integrate logic parts into an application. 
But with one thing I cant agree. Why shouldn't it be possible to return 
to the sitemap without sendPage? I had read some discussions about the 
decision, throwing a Exception if no sendPage existst within a 
flowscript but I think this decision was wrong.

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