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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [RT] Virtual Sitemap Components
Date Fri, 16 Jul 2004 16:53:01 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:

> 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.
> Exactly.
>> 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.

i agree with you, but do you think it makes sense to use everything? I 
would say that just selection and action would be useful, but matching 
and redirection would be harmful.



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