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From Leszek Gawron <lgaw...@mobilebox.pl>
Subject Re: [RFC] "Cocoon Templates": Name and Tag Interface
Date Mon, 29 Nov 2004 21:26:18 GMT
Jonas Ekstedt wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 08:33 -0800, Ralph Goers wrote:
> snip...
> 
>>>Expressions
>>>-----------
>>>
>>>This is somewhat OT in the current context but IMO expressions, (the
>>>stuff inside ${}), should only have access to FOM and preferably just
>>>read access. IMHO expressions should not have side effects.
>>
>>There should be a way to register objects for use by the template so that
>>flow is not a requirement.  Of course, the template should also be able to
>>access the request and response.
> 
> 
> How about allowing a "context-populator" parameter to the template
> generator. As an example, suppose we want to populate the context with a
> query from a db. 
> 
> In sitemap:
> 
> <map:generate type="template" src="showQuery">
>   <map:parameter name="context-populator" src="com.MyPopulator"/>
> </map:generate>
The question is: do we really need this? Once can always use actions to 
populate request attributes with needed data. Looks like a duplication 
of functionality.


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