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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Dispatcher and linking to image resources (Was: ForrestBot build for forrest-sample-2 FAILED)
Date Tue, 06 Jun 2006 13:38:41 GMT
Thorsten Scherler wrote:
> El lun, 05-06-2006 a las 13:35 +0100, Ross Gardler escribió:


>>It is worrying that a plugin (i.e. the dispatcher) has a complete copy 
>>of resources.xmap (and others) rather than overriding any matches that 
>>are necessary to make the plugin work.
>>I raised this issue a very long time ago, way back in views 1. At that 
>>time the justification was that the dispatcher (then views) would become 
>>part of core, so I let it drop. However, now that it seems the 
>>dispatcher is to remain a plugin this has become an important issues.
> Yeah, you are right I can remember the thread. 
>>There should be zero code duplication between sitemaps in plugins and 
>>sitemaps in core. 
> totally agree. That is why I talked about resource-core.xmap and
> resource-skin|dispatcher.xmap. Since neither skin nor dispatcher
> specific stuff stuff should be in the core that means we actually can
> simply extend the core (no need to override anything).


>>The plugin framework has been built in such a way that 
>>this should never be necessary. We have he ability to override selected 
>>matches and that is all that we should be doing.
> We should try not to force a plugin to override skin specific matches.
> Extending is way easier but means to have a *real* small core.

I agree.

So, this can be a priority task after 0.8 is out.


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