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From "Marco Rolappe" <>
Subject AW: Pass custom parameters into an XSP
Date Wed, 12 Feb 2003 22:59:48 GMT
hi collin,

with XSPs an easier alternative would be to pass your 'parameter' as a
request parameter.

then you would:

<map:match pattern="edit.xml">
    <map:generate type="serverpages" src="/docs/edit/item.xsp"/>
    <map:serialize type="xml"/>

<map:match pattern="edit/*">
    <map:generate src="cocoon:/edit.xml?entityType={1}"/>

then you can get the request parameter from within your XSP via the request
logicsheet (<xsp-request:get-parameter>) or via embedded logic
(request.getParameter ()).

the other alternative; passing the parameter as a sitemap parameter:

<map:match pattern="edit/*">
    <map:generate type="serverpages" src="/docs/edit/item.xsp">
        <map:parameter name="entityType" value="{1}"/>

for this to work you have to embed the appropriate logic into your XSP for
retrieving that parameter; as your compiled XSP is a generator in the end
you accomplish this by overriding its setup() method and process the
parameter(s) there.

just as a hint (take a look at the respective sources/docs):

<xsp:page language="java" ...>
<xsp:logic>    <!-- must occur before content so that it doesn't become part
of content/generate() method -->
    public void setup (SourceResolver resolver, Map objectModel, String src,
Parameters params) throws ...
        // process parameter(s) here

        super.setup (resolver, objectModel, src, params);

<!-- content here -->

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von Collin VanDyck
  Gesendet: Mittwoch, 12. Februar 2003 22:44
  Betreff: Pass custom parameters into an XSP


  I am trying to figure out how I can pass in custom parameters into an
already existing generator such as the XSP/serverpages generator.  Here's my

  I receive a request for /edit/page

  Which matches /edit/*

  So from this matcher, I have {1} == "page".. I want to pass this off to
let's say

  /docs/xsp/edit/item.xsp  as a parameter named "entityType"

  So that in the XSP I can access the "entityType" variable.

  I think I'm missing something obvious. If someone could point me into the
right direction, I'd really appreciate it.


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