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From Carsten Ziegeler <>
Subject Re: [RT] Bidirectional relationships for blocks?
Date Wed, 30 Mar 2005 14:47:24 GMT
Ralph Goers wrote:
> Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
>>b) Plugins or portlets
>>I could imagine to bundle portles for the cocoon portal engine as simple
>>blocks conforming to a cocoon portlet contract. So the portal block uses
>>the portlet blocks, but in addition a portlet block needs access to some
>>portal services.
>>The same would apply if you would use the block concept to implement
>>some kind of plugins.
> I don't see this as a circular dependency. While portlets are certainly 
> dependant on the portal block, the converse is not true.  The portal has 
> a dependency on the interface that portlets implement, not the actual 
> portlets themselves.  Presumably, they are simply "looked up".  Anything 
> else would be like saying Avalon is dependent on Cocoon, which certainly 
> is not true.
Ah, ok, I see your point - yes, you're right. But somehow you have to
tell the portal how to get the portlets. Perhaps this is a different
issue. Hmm..

Carsten Ziegeler - Open Source Group, S&N AG

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