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From Guido Casper <>
Subject Re: [RT] Cocoon Input Model
Date Fri, 27 Feb 2004 19:26:20 GMT
Alan wrote:

>>>What do you mean by strongly typed? Are we discussiong form posts
>>>   here?
>>Yes, form posts being the use case at hand, but there are other ways 
>>input may be provided. Quoting Daniel:
>>Besides using request parameters and "structured" request parameters as 
>>user input. XML is used for WebDAV and web service applications, XML are 
>>also becoming more common from more advanced user clients. And with new 
>>environments like mail, CLI, JMS and possibly more, we will get even 
>>more user input formats.
> I don't think of request parameters as strongly typed, they are all
>     strings, often they are html form encoded strings, but that's
>     does not include type information.

Yes request parameters are strings. But they are not always meant to be 
strings. If the user enters something in a field requesting a date you 
want to receive a date in your server app and don't care how it's 
encoded on the wire.


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