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From "Derek Hohls" <>
Subject Re: Is there an "url wildcard" selector (equivalent)
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2008 14:43:19 GMT
Ok; it was just a suggestion.  I won't debate "easy" as that is a
subjective term that no one will agree on :) but I am curious though as
what you think would be a "cleaner" solution that a regexp; which are
designed to be powerful and flexible?  Perhaps if you have a better
you could suggest it to the developers.

>>> On 2008/02/21 at 04:22, in message <>,
Rainer Pruy <Rainer.Pruy@Acrys.COM> wrote:
thanks for your answer.

Yes, I'm pretty aware of the possibility of writing my own selector.
A solution based on existing "regexp-header" seemed not really to be
easier or cleaner than what I'm using up to now.

I just am curious whether I did "miss the obvious".


Derek Hohls schrieb:
> Rainer
> I am sure you will get a better answer than this :)
> but, off the top of my head, could you not implement
> a selector, inside your general case matcher, which could
> make use of regular expressions to handle any degree
> of complexity - see:

> Derek
> PS  I agree that its more "verbose" but then terseness was 
> never a design goal of XML !!
>>>> On 2008/02/21 at 03:49, in message <>,
Rainer Pruy <Rainer.Pruy@Acrys.COM> wrote:
> Hi,
> probably a question with a simple answer.
> However, I just failed up to now in getting at it.....
> wildcard *matcher* is one of the most used components with cocoon,
I'd reckon.
> But what to do, when one needs to handle X/c/** and X/** (excluding
X/c/**) different?
> (At least if the contained components are not "final" (serialize,
> ("X" is an arbitrary path, not having any single path component "c";
> while "c" is a simple path component (no "/"))
> Using combinations of wildcard macher and simple selector does work,
but is quite verbose.
> A "not c" pattern is not generally available (decomposing c into
positive and negative set patterns
> might work, but will be even more writing for c's that include
several characters).
> Any selector I did miss?
> Regards,
> Rainer

Rainer Pruy

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