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From Clinton Begin <clinton.be...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [IB3] Some questions
Date Thu, 13 Aug 2009 03:52:43 GMT
Probably a typo.  You can place any typos in the Wiki in the documentation
contributions.

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 9:42 PM, Zoran Avtarovski
<zoran@sparecreative.com>wrote:

>  Thanks Jeff,
>
> I asked about the string substitution because the docs use the ${...}
> notation for primitives or simple data types. Is the user guide incorrect
> then?
>
> Z.
>
>
> Some answers...
>
> String substitution is still there.  Use this: ${...}
>
> The expression language is OGNL - OGNL is included basically as is in
> iBATIS3.  iBATIS will make all bean properties available in the OGNL
> context, and also the parameter object itself (as "_parameter").  So
> you can do <if test="foo != null">  or <if test="_parameter.foo" !=
> null">.
>
> Jeff Butler
>
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 7:22 PM, Zoran
> Avtarovski<zoran@sparecreative.com> wrote:
> > First off, fantastic effort guys. This looks like a unbelievable release.
> > The improvements over the previous version are just incredible. I’m
> > especially a fan of the new collection tag.
> >
> > I’ve been reading over the user guide and I have a couple of questions :
> >
> > In V2 and prior $value$ resulted in a string substitution while #value#
> used
> > prepared statements and safe escaping. Is there still a string
> substitution
> > option? I know it’s not recommended, but we do have cases where we need
> it.
> >
> > With regards to he expression language support in the dynamic sql tags,
> is
> > OGNL being used to evaluate the test fields or a variation of EL? The
> reason
> > I ask is that EL supports tests like NOT EMPTY while OGNL doesn’t. So
> “value
> > != null” isn’t the same as “NOT EMPTY value”. Also the structure of the
> > conditional tags follows the JSTL convention of choose, when, otherwise
> and
> > not the more contemporary if, elseif, else. I guess the point I’m trying
> to
> > make is that in a world where using multiple frameworks (struts, jsf,
> etc)
> > is the norm, it might be a good idea that some of the conventions used in
> > IB3 follow what’s been done in more established projects. For example if
> > OGNL is used than I’d prefer to use if, elseif, else as that’s where my
> mind
> > is and if I’m using EL then I go to the choose, when, otherwise. It may
> be
> > just me, and I’m happy to concede that, but I find these little things
> > really make a difference.
> >
> > Finally a question about Spring integration. One of the great selling
> points
> > for iBatis has always been its tight spring integration. Is there any
> work
> > going on at their end to integrate IB3 or is this something that we, the
> > iBatis community, should be stepping up for?
> >
> > Again, a great release and I can’t wait to try it.
> >
> > Z.
>
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