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From Ulrich Mayring <>
Subject Re: App Design Philosophy Rant
Date Wed, 14 Feb 2001 12:29:04 GMT
Giacomo Pati wrote:
> If you like to cover the publishing aspects only and you don't like to use C2
> as a web-app framework too there is no problem. Don't use the Actions. But
> don't put manipulation logic into your XSP pages than and probabbly don't use
> forms. IMHO you almost always end up in a mess because XSP pages are only
> made to produce views of a business aspect but not to manipulate it.

Why can't data be manipulated by XSP? It's just Java and I bet Actions
are also just Java - so where is the difference?

> I admit that Actions are based on a lower level compared to
> Generators/Transformer etc. and they don't offer much reusability or
> generality. This fact is based on the difference between publishing systems
> and web-apps. A publishing system maps URL onto resource views whereas a
> web-app maps Events.

And why should it not be possible to generalize over events?


Ulrich Mayring
DENIC eG, Systementwicklung

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