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From Carsten Ziegeler <>
Subject Re: Use case for ${org.apache.cocoon.blocks.[BLOCK_NAME].resources} style properties
Date Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:51:40 GMT
Reinhard Poetz wrote:
> I've just started to move the deployment of blocks into a 
> ServletContextListener and came across a (for me) unkown feature that 
> gives access to the path of blocks in Spring properties:
> This feature was introduced by Carsten as part of this SVN commit 
> And here the text from changes.xml:
> <quote>
>   Improved the DefaultBlockResourcesHolder to act like a
>   PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer. This allows access to the path of the 
> deployed
>   blocks in the configuration files through properties like
>   ${org.apache.cocoon.blocks.[BLOCK_NAME].resources}.
> </quote>
> What's the use case for this feature? (If there is none [anymore], I 
> don't have to migrate it ... ;-)  ).
I only add features if there's a use case :)
This is needed for the hsqldb block to specify where the db files are 
But still, it should be possible to decouple this - if the servlet 
context listener deploys the stuff and makes the map of deployed blocks 
available, a property configurer can pick it up and still replace the 


Carsten Ziegeler

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