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From "Per Kreipke" <...@onclave.com>
Subject RE: [Q] XScript...
Date Mon, 22 Jul 2002 17:59:31 GMT
> > A couple of questions about XScript 'language':
> > 
> > - I can't find much (ok, any) documentation about the history of this
> > component. What was/is it's purpose? I like it but it would be nice to
> > understand its creators' purposes.
> 
> I am no creator, won't comment.
> 
> 
> > - the XScriptObjectInlineXML
> 
> You meant XScriptObjectFromURL

Doh.

> > object doesn't use a Resolver so it only seems
> > to support the http protocol. Is that an oversight or by design?
> 
> Xscript wasn't maintained well; I already fixed several issues with it.
> This is just one more.

Ok.

> > - this seems similar to the abilities of some of the sunShine code.
> 
> Exactly. It overlaps with webapps.session a bit, although it is
> different. Session context can be accessed / manipulated in
> transformation stage only, while xscript works in generation stage, as
> logicsheet.
> 
> 
> > Does SunShine use XScript (not from my searches)?
> 
> No. They are completely independent (atm).
> 
> 
> > Is one or the other the
> > prefered method for manipulating XML snippets?
> 
> I'm thinking on unifying these two approaches; I'd like to make them
> share common variable space. Then, it will be two approaches, and
> difference will be in a stage - generation vs transformation, same
> difference we see in SQLTransformer vs ESQL logicsheet.

I agree. That was going to be my next email, just setting the stage :-)

Per

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