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From Carsten Ziegeler <>
Subject Re: CopletModule always returning String instead of real Object
Date Fri, 16 Sep 2005 07:42:47 GMT
Yes, I think this is a bug - I just fixed it.


Gunnar Brand wrote:
> Hi.
> I was using the coplet input module to get some value stored in an 
> attribute of a coplet.
> But not inside the sitemap (because there you can only work with strings) 
> but in normal java code.
> Unfortunately (for me) I had to notice that the coplet module always calls 
> ".toString()" on the value it returns via getAttribute.
> I think this is a bug or design mistake because it prevents any non String 
> from being looked up this way.
> And the sitemap does the string conversion anyway.
> IMHO input modules can and should return objects and not convert them to 
> strings.
> If I am right, can somebody fix this? I checked the SVN archive I could 
> find on the website and it seems all versions of
> have this return value.toString();
> gunnar

Carsten Ziegeler - Open Source Group, S&N AG

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