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From Carsten Ziegeler <cziege...@apache.org>
Subject [RT] Removing sitemap configurable
Date Tue, 23 May 2006 14:23:25 GMT
I think we should remove the concept of sitemap configurable components
from 2.2 completly.
Today, it is possible that a component implements the
SitemapConfigurable interface and then one can additionally configure
this component on a per sitemap base in the map:component-configurations
section of the sitemap.
Now this concept is a little bit questionable (ok, it was me who
introduced it...) and with 2.2 we have the per sitemap configurations
which make a much cleaner configuration (and therefore implementation).

Only two components are currently using this interface: the global input
module (not directly) and the authentication manager from the auth-fw. I
think it's no problem if the configuration of the auth-fw-manager is
moved into a xconf file and then included from the sitemap. For the
global input module we now have a much better solution: you can
configure properties on a per sitemap base (in external files) and the
new settings input module is able to access these values. The benefit of
this is that this mechanism also values the running mode, so you can
have different sets of property files (depending on your running mode -
prod, test whatever).
So imho the changes to users are minimal and we completly introduce our
new configuration concepts and removing the sitemap configurable removes
some ugly code as well..

WDYT?

Carsten

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Carsten Ziegeler - Open Source Group, S&N AG
http://www.s-und-n.de
http://www.osoco.org/weblogs/rael/

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