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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: Blocks, Flow and Dependencies [was RE: Splitting xconf files step 2: the sitemap]
Date Mon, 10 Jan 2005 15:32:40 GMT
Torsten Curdt wrote:
>>>> So it seems, flow replaces components? If createNewAccount() gathers 
>>>> sends pages, collects information, creates an Account, etc. then why 
>>>> not just use cocoon.sendPageAndWait?
>>> because this is done in the called block, not by the callee.
>> Yes, and when sendPageAndWait returns the calling blocks flow 
>> continues with a new account accessible from the session. Maybe we 
>> need a new method such as callFunction.
> sorry, guys've lost me here.
> I don't get the problem.

Do you refer to the paragraph above or the complete discussion? (I don't 
understand what Glen is talking about either.)

I think Daniel's explanation makes sense - only needs somebody who has time to 
try it out ;-)

> Btw: while working on the javaflow
> stuff I felt a very strong urge to
> refactor the sitemap-flow interface.
> (see the JavaInterpreter in the
> javaflow block. I've put a revisit
> into the callFunction method)

I see ... If you come up with a better interface we could take the chance that 
2.2 isn't out now and deprecate the old syntax in 2.2.


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