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From Reinhard Pötz <>
Subject Re: JXTG weirdo
Date Tue, 16 Mar 2004 19:09:18 GMT
Gianugo Rabellino wrote:

> Today I got stuck using JXTG in what I thought would have been a quite 
> common use case. I have to generate a cforms definition file (a 
> selection list, actually) which is dynamically built from a bean that 
> returns a Map.
> This beans (which, BTW, is an Avalon component) resides in the 
> session, so I thought that something along 
> ${cocoon.session.getAtttribute('mybean').getMap()} or the equivalent 
> #{$cocoon/session/attribute['mybean']/map} would have done the trick, 
> but indeed that wasn't the case. I thought that there was something 
> weird with the cocoon.session part, since is FOM bases and flow was 
> involved only to a certain extent, so I resorted to a sitemap parameter:
> <map:parameter name="mybean" value="{session-attr:mybean}"/>
> but even this one seems unwilling to behave as I expected. The thing 
> is that if I try just ${cocoon} I can see my parameter=MyBean there, 
> and if I try ${cocoon.parameters.mybean} I indeed get a 
> MyBean@whatever, so the object is there (pardon my funky syntax: I'm 
> writing on a bus and don't have the actual code in front of me, please 
> consider that I *think* I'm using a correct syntax. However, I'm still 
> unable to access any accessor of my object: all I get is an empty 
> evaluation that carries a firghtening nothing using Jexl syntax, and a 
> non-existent path using JXPath's. I feel I'm doing something 
> *horribly* wrong, but ATM I'm out of ideas. Any suggestions?

I also can't tell you how what you're doing wrong but passing the 
session objects to the pipline within cocoon.sendPage(AndWait) should 
work in every case in is the cleaner approach IMHO.


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