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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (COCOON-2154) Servlet:/ protocol: Support absolute URIs
Date Thu, 27 Dec 2007 21:15:15 GMT
Grzegorz Kossakowski wrote:
> Reinhard Poetz pisze:
>> ServletSource is only available if you use the ServletService Framework 
>> together with Cocoon. So I think that ServletConnection should become 
>> public API too.
>> We could offer two types of ServletConnections:
>> * RelativeServletConnection that works relative to the current servlet 
>> context * AbsoluteServletConnection that expects the servlet service name
>> (= the name of the Spring bean)
> I was wondering why ServletConnection can't be clever enough to figure it out
> if it's passed a relative URI or absolute one? Why we need separate classes?
> It's not a big deal for me, just curious.

the reason was that I didn't like the code when it did both. But let's discuss 
this when the code is committed.

>> Actually I've already implemented it this way ...
>> WDYT?
> The biggest mystery for me is why I don't see commit messages mentioning this
> great stuff being checked in into our repository.
> Keeping this code in a secret is just not fair! ;-)

I have to test it more extensivly, but I plan to commit it soon.

>> For me fixing the cache key generation problem is only a positive side 
>> effect of my current work. I need absolute servlet URIs for a special 
>> generator (or maybe a source, don't know yet) whose output depends on the
>> available servlet services  which makes it impossible to define them as
>> connections beforehand.
>> Probably it's very similar to what you call "dynamic connections".
> Yep, I guess so. I was thinking about dynamic servlet discovery based on some
> conditions. For example, I would like to see a generator that lets me to list
> all servlet giving 200 response when they asked for resource
> "/". This way I could easily list all skins 
> available for my new, shiny application. Is it something similar to your
> goals?


Reinhard Pötz                            Managing Director, {Indoqa} GmbH

Member of the Apache Software Foundation
Apache Cocoon Committer, PMC member, PMC Chair

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