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From Vadim Gritsenko <va...@reverycodes.com>
Subject Re: Event caching and CachedSource
Date Wed, 03 Mar 2004 12:19:14 GMT
Unico Hommes wrote:

> Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
>
>> Unico Hommes wrote:
>>
>>> I'd also like to change the protocol URL a little bit. Since the 
>>> timeout parameter will only be applicable to the delay refresher 
>>> implementation and not to the event aware one I think it would be 
>>> better to specify it with a query parameter instead.
>>>
>>> Current syntax: cache://60@main@http://www.apache.org/
>>> Proposed syntax: 
>>> cache:http://www.apache.org/?cache-expires=60&cache-name=main
>>>
>>> The protocol:subprotocol syntax is also more in line with well 
>>> established conventions such as in jdbc for instance.
>>>
>>> Let me know if you have any objections or comments.
>>>   
>>
>> No objections from me, but the parameters must have clear names, 
>> which means there shouldn't be a conflict. Imagine:
>>
>> cache:http://www.apache.org/?cache-expires=60&cache-name=main&expires=500

>>
>>
>> (Dumb example, I know) But what I mean is that the real url/source
>> could also have parameters and it must be clear which ones are
>> for the cache source and which ones are for the real source,
>> so perhaps something like "cocoon-cache..." or perhaps better
>> using invalid names like "cocoon:cache=60"?
>>
> Yeah I had been thinkin along the same lines. I like the colon 
> notation because it resembles familiar namespace notation. So I'll go 
> with your latter suggestion.


Does it make sense to have it both ways? So, say, you can use either:
    cache:main:60@http://www.apache.org/
or:
    cache:@http://www.apache.org/?cache:name=main&cache:expires=60
?


Vadim



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