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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: [RT] Virtual Sitemap Components
Date Fri, 16 Jul 2004 08:39:36 GMT
Carsten Ziegeler wrote:

>I want to start the implementation of the virtual sitemap components
>in the next weeks; but before, we should discuss how they will look like :)
>The first point - and imho most important point is, of which components
>a virtual sitemap component (VSC) can be assembled.
>My understand is that a VSC is either:
>- a generator followed by one or more transformers
>- a set of transformers
>- a set of transformers followed by a serializer
>Thus, the VSC acts like a generator, a transformer or a serializer.


>There were some mentions in the past, that a VSC can contain any sitemap
>component, so even actions, matchers and selectors are allowed in
>the definition of the VSC.
>So, first question is: do we want this?
>(I would say: no)

I would say yes! Forbidding control structures in virtual components 
would greatly reduce their usefulness.


Sylvain Wallez                                  Anyware Technologies 
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