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From Daniel Fagerstrom <>
Subject Re: Standardizing resources in jars (was Re: [Proposal] Switch to Maven NOW)
Date Wed, 17 Aug 2005 13:48:09 GMT
Leszek Gawron wrote:

> Daniel Fagerstrom wrote:


>> The nice thing with this propsal is that it is back compatible and 
>> follow current (emerging) conventions. OTH with the blocks 
>> architecture, using the resource protocol is not such a good idea. In 
>> OSGi resources have URLs like bundle://3/ e.g. 
>> where "3" is the number of the bundle and is deployment order 
>> dependent and is therefore not usable in sitemaps. In OSGi one 
>> typically puts the resources at the top level of the jar or in 
>> directories at top level. There is normally not that much reason for 
>> puting resources in the Java package structure, as the bundle poften 
>> is an apropriate level of granularity anyway.
> Look at cforms resources. flattening this structure will give you 
> maintenance headache.

I'm not talking about flattening the structure just about not having the 
prefix org/apache/cocoon/cforms as this allready is taken care about by 
the symbolic block name.

>> Your proposal makes sense and we should make something about the 
>> issues you describe. What you describe will not be particulary future 
>> proof though.
> It will help at least for now and is applicable also for 2.1.x.

Sure it will, but if we want to introduce a new standard way of doing 
things it would be better if we find something that will work well with 


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