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From Howard Lewis Ship <hls...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Spindle & Tap 3.1 - pointed questions
Date Tue, 29 Mar 2005 18:30:24 GMT
Perhaps we could change HiveMind's RegistryBuilder class to have an
additional method that returns some intermediate object that can be
queried for this kind of information.


On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 13:15:10 -0500, Geoff Longman <glongman@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Guess I missed the prior message.  Kinda busy!
> 
> Thanks for answering. Anything you (or anyone) can add will help speed
> things along!
> 
> > >
> > > 1. add Hivemind binding prefix?
> > >
> > > What is this?
> >
> > There's a whole suite of new prefixes for binding, in addition to
> > "ognl:" and "message:".  And its extensible!
> >
> > hivemind: refers to an object defined within HiveMind, for example:
> >
> > hivemind:service:tapestry.Infrastructure
> >
> > This saves you the trouble of injecting a HiveMind object into a
> > property and then accessing that property via OGNL.
> 
> ok, that's what I thought.  Whew it takes a lot of drilling around the
> code to figure out how this all works!
> 
> I think that bringing Spindle up to date will be a bigger job than
> usual ;-). Any chance that it is possible now to build a meta hivemind
> registry? ie. one that doesn't try and instantiate services etc? i.e
> lightweight.
> 
> Things that this would be useful for:
> 
> ask HM does this service id exist?
> ask HM, for service X, what is expected iface
> ask HM, what are contributions to point X?
> 
> The ideal solution would be to model HM as completely as Spindle does
> now. Would like to do that at some point (opens doors to design time
> validation and editors for HM!) but I think it would delay my current
> task too much.
> 
> >
> >
> > >
> > > 2. add lookup to determine page class from page name.
> > >
> > > Am I correct to assume that this feature comes into play only for
> > > specless pages?
> >
> > And for pages that omit the class attribute.
> 
> ahh I didn't notice that the class attribute was now optional.
> 


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Howard M. Lewis Ship
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Creator, Jakarta Tapestry
Creator, Jakarta HiveMind

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