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From Joerg Heinicke <joerg.heini...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: [RT] on betting the farm and "mainstreaming"
Date Sat, 16 Oct 2004 10:31:42 GMT
On 16.10.2004 12:00, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:

> I'd just like to share this with you guys here, as I think it has made a 
> big difference to the project, and applying it to other "grey areas" of 
> Cocoon might help as well (I'm not thinking of any such grey area ATM, 
> but others might see some).

Inside the CForms itself the flow API or the repeater binding syntax 
(http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xml-cocoon-dev&m=109774752401800&w=4). 
Maybe also the text parsers (though not that much used) and the database 
access.

> A year ago we decided to bet the farm on Cocoon Forms as the mainstream 
> way of doing forms, and now after one year we see many positive effects: 
> people know what to use if they're not sure, we know where to put our 
> efforts, and yet this hasn't prevented people from doing forms in other 
> ways if they like, as the Chaeron success story at the GT has shown.
> 
> So I think "mainstreaming" the tools and technologies that we consider 
> the most appropriate "in general" is a Good Thing, and at the same time 
> we must not put any barriers for people to do things differently if they 
> like - as long as *they* do the required work.

Same opinion here.

Joerg

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