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From Leszek Gawron <>
Subject Re: [RT] Attribute Rendering and CForms Convertors
Date Thu, 04 Nov 2004 14:49:24 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> This is an interesting idea, which could be even more useful if the 
> convertors were able not only to produce strings, but also XML snippets 
> for output-only data. For example, we may want an email address to be 
> rendered as a <a href="mailto.."> or negative numbers being displayed in 
> red, or enclosed in parenthesis.
> What that means is that a convertor should be able to do the following 
> conversions:
> - string+locale --> object : parsing request parameters
> - object+locale --> string : producing the value of an input
> - object+locale+channel --> xml fragment : producing the output view for 
> a particular channel (html, wap, fo, etc).
If I would be able to choose convertors in the template (I mean on the same 
page render model entry in plain text and pretty printed) it would solve a LOT 
of my rendering problems. If convertors were pluggable I could also choose 
which convertor I would like to use in template itself.


How would this converters be plugged into template language? As components in 

About syntax in JXTG: Would ${convertor-name:expression:formatting-info} be 

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