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From Reinhard Poetz <reinh...@apache.org>
Subject Re: How is the cocoon object model set up?
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2006 15:34:46 GMT
Berin Loritsch wrote:
> I submitted bug COCOON-1816 because the cocoon object model was not set 
> up in a way that I expected.  It cost hours of lost productivity only to 
> find out I have to bounce my processing for a static page (with a couple 
> variable pieces) through a flowscript just to access cocoon.request.  To 
> me that is an example of something that can be fixed to improve the 
> perceived simplicity of the system.  It seems unreasonable to require 
> Flowscript first for a largely static page--nothing has to be set up, I 
> just need to get a bit of information from the request object.
> 
> I believe the cocoon object model is a great selling point--as long as 
> it is set up consistently and available to all sitemap components 
> without forcing one component to be executed before another.  Not all 
> problems require flowscript.
> 
> Is the COM strictly tied to the flowscript engine?  Is there any way we 
> can safely and simply extract that out?

yes, IIRC this is a problem of JXTemplate(Generator|Transformer) and should be 
solved by the backported template block. I'm sure that Leszek can tell us more 
about this.

-- 
Reinhard Pötz           Independent Consultant, Trainer & (IT)-Coach 

{Software Engineering, Open Source, Web Applications, Apache Cocoon}

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