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From "Berin Loritsch (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (COCOON-1816) JEXL Does not support full cocoon object model on its own
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2006 14:57:34 GMT
JEXL Does not support full cocoon object model on its own
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         Key: COCOON-1816
         URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COCOON-1816
     Project: Cocoon
        Type: Bug
  Components: Blocks: (Undefined)  
    Versions: 2.1.8    
    Reporter: Berin Loritsch
    Priority: Critical


JEXL will not allow you to access cocoon.request or cocoon.session and company unless a flowscript
performs a sendPage related request.  This violates the principle of least surprise, and caused
over four hours of productivity loss just trying to figure out why something that _should_
work wasn't.  All the documentation suggests that I could access the full cocoon object model
without any reference to flowscript.

The cocoon object model should be set up in a way where it is accessible directly in JEXL
as well as in the flowscript.  In short, it should be set up properly as a core feature so
that it is accessible and usable in a consistent way throughout the entire application.  JEXL,
Flowscript, or any other new technology that comes along.  One component should not depend
on another to set things up if you can't reasonably expect them to be completely coupled.
 In short, JEXL should be usable independantly from Flowscript.

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