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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: [Ann/RFC] Virtual Sitemap Components
Date Mon, 11 Apr 2005 16:37:30 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> Sylvain Wallez wrote:


>> Good point. So let's go for <map:virtual-blah> in <map:components>.
> No, what does that buy you? <generator> means it generates, who cares 
> how it's implemented?

People that write sitemaps do care. What they want is to write a virtual 
component and don't care about the actual class that allows VPC to exist.

Tools (Lepido) do care, as it will have to provide a pipeline snippet 
editor for VPCs.

> Keep in mind that VPC will be used normally from another block, so the 
> using block really doesn't care if it's virtual or real, and the 
> defining block is not really going to be cleaner having a mix of 
> <generator> and <virtual-generator>

VPCs are equally useful for the declaring sitemap/block than for others!

> If you rationale is for sitemap editors, it's easy to differentiate 
> already: a virtual generator won't have the class attribute.

Uh? Are you saying that any <map:generator> without a class attribute 
will be interpreted as a VPC? -1 as it will produce erroneous "sitemap 
syntax error" messages when it should be "missing class attribute".


Sylvain Wallez                        Anyware Technologies  
Apache Software Foundation Member     Research & Technology Director

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