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From Daniel Fagerstrom <dani...@nada.kth.se>
Subject Re: [Design] JXTG 2.0 (Just say yes!)
Date Sat, 04 Dec 2004 13:19:15 GMT
peter royal wrote:
> On Dec 2, 2004, at 4:47 PM, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
>> Sure, that's a better syntax, but the fundamental problem remains: 
>> template designers don't know nothing about SQL, nor care, nor know 
>> anything about request parameters, not know anything about dynamic 
>> tags nor know how to debug something in case somebody screws up with 
>> the order of those tags!
> 
> 
> taglibs are *very* useful for applications. a programmer (that may or 
> may not have knowledge of how to use tags) can construct a form using a 
> tag library.
> 
> the constructed document can then be rendered to multiple mediums.. rich 
> browser UI, static PDF, tables to XLS, simple HTML for handhelds.
> 
> the "template designer" just creates one master template for each output 
> medium. a programmer actually writes the implementation of that template.
> 
> 
> With that said, a usable taglib-driven system already exists. Jelly. If 
> you need taglibs, go with that. No need to re-invent something different 
> in cocoon.

Both I and Carsten have tried to use Jelly in Cocoon but the fit isn't 
that good. See our posts in 
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=109932680200001&r=1&w=2.

/Daniel

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