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From Michael Wechner <>
Subject Re: Why the Webdav-/Graffito-/FileSystemServer interfaces?
Date Sat, 26 Aug 2006 20:58:20 GMT
Edgar Poce wrote:

> Hi,
>  I'm working in a project that uses j2, we plan to keep using it in
> the near future and we'd like to use the cms features described in
> graffito's web page. I browsed the sources and I have the same doubt
> that started this thread.
>  I don't understand what's the purpose of the webdav\filesystem\ojb
> servers. I think one of the purposes of jcr is to provide that layer
> on top of existing repositories. Moreover, most of the services the
> graffito api provides seem overlapped with jcr.
>  My understanding is that most CMS features belong to a layer on top
> of jcr. Is there any reason for not using jcr as the only api to
> interact with the repository and build services on top of it? 

well, it might depend on how much one believes in JCR as one fits all 

Even if JCR is a great thing, it might not fit all purposes and one
might be glad to have an alternative entry point, but I cannot really judge
because I do not Graffito well enough

Just my 2 cents


>  In any case, if there's the intention of building a repository that
> works as a hub of plugged server implementations, why not to build
> that integration layer as a JCR implementation leaving the CMS unaware
> of that?.
> thanks in advance,
> edgar

Michael Wechner
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