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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: [views] Change of processing paradigm of forrest
Date Sun, 31 Jul 2005 13:15:56 GMT
Diwaker Gupta wrote:
> On Saturday 30 July 2005 4:38 pm, Ross Gardler wrote:


>>>o unification: most of the work on views so far has focused on XHTML.
>>>again, i'm having a hard time envisioning a unified framework that
>>>integrates all input/output formats.
>>This was touched on at ApacheCon. in fact it was pointed out that the
>>current way of defining a view can't be reused in other formats as it
>>has the concept of head and body hard coded whilst other formats don't
>>have them (text for example) or have a more complex representation of
>>them (FO for example).
>>I agree that this is an extremely important issue that we need to
>>address sooner rather than later. In my view this fits into the
>>configuration point above - would you agree?
> Perhaps. I'm still not sure whats the best way to structure this. My first 
> instinct tells me that a contract should be output independent -- that is, 
> once I include a siteinfo-copyright contract in my view, for instance, 
> irrespective of what output format I use (XHTML, text, pdf), it should 
> generate the appropriate expected content. In this view, then, each contract 
> must provide suitable implementations for different output types (which is 
> where I figured the "type=" field in contract definition would be used).
> Let keep the discussion flowing.

I have noting to add. What you describe is exactly how I imagine it
working. How it is configured would be part of the config discussion.
Lets wait and see if others agree with our vision.


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