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From "Nicolas " <nto...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Content driven web application
Date Sat, 29 Jul 2006 21:43:46 GMT
I am interested. It could be a great demo app for Jackrabbit :)

On 7/29/06, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Here's an idea I've been playing with for a while. It's a design for a
> generic web application that runs on top of a JCR repository.
>
> The basic idea of the design is to avoid the static web.xml servlet
> mapping that binds a URL pattern to some functionality, i.e. a servlet
> class. Instead I'd like to bind a JCR content tree directly to the URL
> space and use the type of a matching node to dispatch the request to
> the appropriate functionality. A bit like what a web browser does with
> the mime type of a retrieved resource.
>
> A simple implementation of this idea would be a webapp that contains a
> generic dispatching servlet and a set of default "handlers" for
> standard node types like nt:file, nt:folder, and nt:base (as a default
> fallback). The webapp would lookup the underlying JCR repository
> through JNDI and would use the JCR classloader library to allow custom
> node type handlers to be deployed simply by dropping class or jar
> files into the repository.
>
> You could for example build a wiki or a blog engine with such a
> framework quite easily by defining the "wikipage" or "blogentry" node
> types and implementing the respective custom handlers. As a bonus
> you'd get instant attachment support from the default nt:file handler.
> Making a wikilog would just be a matter of deploying the required
> handlers within the same workspace. Similarly, you could add for
> example image gallery functionality by dropping in a set of new node
> types and handlers.
>
> Would there be interest in developing this idea further?
>
> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>
> --
> Yukatan - http://yukatan.fi/ - info@yukatan.fi
> Software craftsmanship, JCR consulting, and Java development
>



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