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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: [Poll] We need to align on one point (was Re: [Vision] Knowing When We are Done)
Date Wed, 07 Dec 2005 15:42:06 GMT
Berin Loritsch wrote:

> Ralph Goers wrote:
>> None of these.  I have a vision where the business services are 
>> implemented in Java, the web application is defined in a stateful 
>> flow controller (xml config) and the views are generated using 
>> pipelines with standard components.  So my answer is - No programming 
>> language on the server, just configuration.
> Shudder.
> That could be a nice add on to Cocoon.  Perhaps a BPL (Business 
> Process Language, an XML standard for what you are talking about) 
> application.
> I would argue that what you are talking about is a domain specific 
> language in the guise of configuration (just like your hibernate 
> descriptors and ant scripts).
I'm just talking about using Spring Webflow being called from a JavaFlow 
class.  For my employer I have already written a generic (Cocoon) action 
that can call any business service that is configured, as long as the 
business service follows some simple rules about its input and output. 
Converting that to a Webflow action shouldn't be too much trouble.


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