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From Andreas Hochsteger <e9625...@student.tuwien.ac.at>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Creating better portal urls
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2005 18:25:05 GMT
Do you mean something like mod_rewrite for Apache 
(http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_rewrite.html)?

Andreas

Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
> 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
> 

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