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From Jeroen Reijn <>
Subject Re: Request to move IncludeTransformer into next release
Date Fri, 16 Sep 2005 10:58:50 GMT
Yes that would be nice. The same goes for us.
We have been using it in production for several months!


Oliver Powell wrote:
> We use the org.apache.cocoon.transformation.IncludeTransformer class 
> from the scratchpad block in Cocoon 2.1.6. We've just looked closely 
> at 2.1.7 and discovered that the scratchpad block is not part of the 
> release.
> I understand why this has been done, but I would like to request that 
> this class is shifted to a more "stable" block/core area for the next 
> release, so that we don't need to add it in explicitly. What is the 
> proper way to initiate this?
> I believe this class belongs in the next release because:
> - we have used it successfully in production for several months, under 
> high load
> - it provides critical (for us) cache functionality not provided by 
> CIncludeTransformer or XIncludeTransformer:  it retains or "takes on" 
> the cache validity of its included content. CInclude only provides 
> expiry/time-based validity - the included content's validity is 
> ignored. XInclude isn't Cacheable.
> IncludeTransformer enables us to tweak our caching very finely for 
> content coming from our database - updates to the database trigger a 
> cache clear event on the Cocoon server. With the scratchpad 
> IncludeTransformer _any_ pipeline that includes that data at any point 
> will be removed from the cache immediately. This is exactly the 
> functionality we require.
> In the meantime of course we will pull this class from trunk.
> Cheers,
> Ollie
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