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From Carsten Ziegeler <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Creating better portal urls
Date Wed, 07 Sep 2005 17:43:26 GMT
Ralph Goers wrote:
> Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
>>Ok, the more I think about it, I could imagine using a url pre and post
>>precessor. When a url (link) is created the usual way, a post processor
>>can change the url and for example create url path elements instead of
>>request parameters.
>>For an incomming event, the url pre processor does the other way round.
> Can you give me a bit more detail on this?  I'm not sure I have the 
> picture.  But it sounds like it is sort of like a transformer on the 
> incoming and outgoing requests. That might be kind of cool. I can 
> envision folks using that for other things, but I'm not sure.
Yepp, exactly - it works like a transformer, it gets the original url,
portal?cocoon-portal-event=37 and creates a nice url (depending on
personal preferences for "nice") like "content.html" (or whatever).
The transformation should work without storing something into the user
session, so the nice urls can be used to link to the portal from
external applications/email whatever.

Then the incomming url is transformed back - we can manage this without
any redirects happening (I think).


Carsten Ziegeler - Open Source Group, S&N AG

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