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From Ugo Cei <>
Subject Re: LDAP taglib: stronger LDAP/XML coupling (was: Re: LDAP taglib password?)
Date Thu, 05 Oct 2000 07:49:49 GMT
Jeff Turner wrote:
> >
> > I do not see this as very useful, as it only allows you to use a DSML
> > document as a data source, and not as output.
> Hmm.. I haven't played with it much, but the webpage says:
> "You can use [the JNDI/DSML service provider] to access DSML
> documents,
> manipulate and update its contents by using the JNDI APIs, and then
> re-export the contents in
> DSML format."
> --
> So it ought to be two-way, and could thus be used as an intermediate
> between LDAP and XML.

I think I need to take a better look at it.

> I'm just wondering..  is it desirable for Cocoon taglibs to expose the
> underlying technology through the naming conventions? Shouldn't taglib
> naming conventions indicate functionality, rather than implementation,
> eg
> 'esql' rather than 'jdbc'?

Your observation is correct, but what name should we choose? Clearly not
"ldap", since through JNDI we can access much more that LDAP
directories. Also, "naming-and-directory" would bee too long to type :).

Ugo Cei - Consorzio di Bioingegneria e Informatica Medica
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