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From Francesco Chicchiriccò <ilgro...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [C3] Passing parameters from sitemap to generator
Date Fri, 01 Jul 2011 09:40:04 GMT
On 01/07/2011 11:29, Reinhard Pötz wrote:
> On 07/01/2011 10:25 AM, Francesco Chicchiriccò wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> recently I have been in the situation for which I need to parametrize an
>> XML file of my application; I thought there was a simpler way but I
>> ended up by using an additional XSLT transformation step (since the
>> XSLTTransformer can accep parameters from the pipeline).
>>
>> With C2.1 I used to put in place the JXGenerator [1] (or JXTransformer
>> [2] depending on the case): this saved me, in many cases, from an
>> additional transformation step in the pipeline.
>>
>> Even though it is true that everything you could do with JXGenerator can
>> always be done with XMLGenerator + XSLTTransformer, do you think that
>> such component can be a "nice to have" in C3?
>
> So far there is only the StringTemplateGenerator component, that 
> dynamically generates XML based on a template.

How long should it be to add sitemap parameter handling there?

> There are also no 'build-in' objects like request, session, etc. which 
> were supported by the JXGenerator or the VelocityGenerator in Cocoon 2.x
>
> I have no strong opinion on what should be migrated to C3 as long as 
> it goes into a new module or the cocoon-optional module ;-)

Eh eh, I knew that :-)

> I suggest that you choose that technology that fits your requirements 
> and your time constraints (VelocityGenerator should be rather straight 
> forward, migrating JX* is definitly more-timeconsuming) best.

As far as the "sitemap parameter handling" part is viable, the 
VelocityGenerator could be fine.

Cheers.

-- 
Francesco Chicchiriccò

Apache Cocoon Committer and PMC Member
http://people.apache.org/~ilgrosso/


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