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From Joerg Heinicke <>
Subject Re: Prefill form with Woody and XML without binding?
Date Wed, 12 May 2004 19:56:03 GMT
On 12.05.2004 21:47, Christian Rosenberger wrote:

> My backend classes have a global configuration file. The file is passed 
> in sitemap:
>   <map:transformer name="mytrans" src="myTransformer">
>     <configdir>work</configdir>
>    <configfile>myconfig.cfg</configfile>
>   </map:transformer>
> The configuration is passed by transformer to backend classes, because 
> my backend classes don't have any clue where to get configuration from. 
> So I have to pass this via transformer.

>> From what I see you only need to separate the "connect to backend"
>> logic from the cocoon specific interfaces generator and transformer. It
>> allows higher reuse as you can access it directly from flow, no need to
>> go through a superflouos pipeline.
> Will have to think about it ;-)

With a non-Cocoon-specific component you would of course have no access 
to the sitemap (though there might be solutions). You could move the 
config to cocoon.xconf then.


>>> What about a SQLTransformer? ;-)
>> I don't like it for exactly that reason. And would not use it.
> I don't like it, too. See discussion about where to hold business logic.

Have not read the thread until now - it's so long and cluttered :)


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