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From Glen Ezkovich <>
Subject Re: [Design] JXTG 2.0 (Just say yes!)
Date Mon, 06 Dec 2004 15:44:21 GMT

On Dec 6, 2004, at 9:00 AM, Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>> Reinhard Poetz wrote:
> Yeah, cocoon-dev has gone crazy during the week-end :-)
>> more than one EL per template is clear FS to me. I'd be in favor of 
>> specifying EL at the TemplateGenerator declaration time, and would 
>> not go more granular than this.
> I don't agree: it happens quite often to have mixed view data 
> combining java objects and XML.

Hmmm... why does this happen? It seems that the java could be injected 
by by one component and the XML by another.

> In that case, a single EL is just painful. Furthermore, specifying the 
> language in the component declaration doesn't help readability nor 
> reuse of templates between projects.

Readability of what, the sitemap or the template.

Frankly, while it adds complexity to the sitemap, it only does so for 
template generators/transformers. I think understandability will be 
more affected by naming choices then the configuration complexity. Only 
needing to interpret a single EL in a template undoubtedly improves 
readability. Imagine me writing this using french, polish and english 
phrases randomly interspersed.

I don't see how this affects reusability.

> Sylvain
> -- 
> Sylvain Wallez                                  Anyware Technologies
> { XML, Java, Cocoon, OpenSource }*{ Training, Consulting, Projects }

Glen Ezkovich
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