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From j...@cupid.suninternet.com (Joseph B. Ottinger)
Subject Re: taglib contributions
Date Mon, 30 Apr 2001 15:24:42 GMT
Well, they're available now, at epesh.com, regardless of whether they go
to opensymphony (www.opensymphony.com) or jakarta. Either way, they'll be
moving to someone else's CVS tree; if it's Opensymphony that just means I'll
fix the problems myself first. :)

On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 11:26:17AM -0400, Todd Chaffee wrote:
> I'd be interested in seeing them as part of the project.  If they are 
> useful the flaws will be eliminated - that's the beauty of open source.  If 
> they aren't useful they can eventually be removed.  I'm always in favor of 
> more choices and I'm sure I could use at least the logging tags.
> At 09:36 AM 04/30/01 -0500, you wrote:
> >Due to the gentle urgings of James Strachan, I've decided I'm willing to
> >apportion a few of my taglibs to jakarta, if you guys want them. The taglibs
> >in question are the rewritetags, logtags, and filetags.
> >
> >Rewrite is a simple url-correction tag. For example, <rewrite:a
> >href="/mypage.html">My Page</rewrite:a) in a web application in the "myapp"
> >context has the href rewritten to be "/myapp/mypage.html". This is simple,
> >and it's possible Jakarta already has an example of this. This should be
> >improved; some bright soul might see the benefit in having a tag that only
> >rewrites the URL and not the whole tag. (This semi-bright soul does, but
> >this tag was written as a quick hack that turned out to be largely useful
> >despite its hackiness.)
> >
> >Logtags is a taglib that maps nearly directly on top of Log4J, with
> ><log:error /> and so forth. The only difficulty is that it maps nearly
> >directly on top of Log4J, which - while it's a great logging library - can
> >hardly be seen as the ONLY logging library.
> >
> >Filetags is a mechanism for reading files (not resources!) for quoting
> >purposes; where example code is seen on my site for JSP pages, filetags is
> >doing the work of reading the source files from the disk. If you're using a
> >.WAR instead of a directory tree, this doesn't work so well.
> >
> >All slightly flawed, IMHO, which is why I've never considered them as
> >prominently as the formtags, transformtags, or webcompass, but certainly
> >moderately useful, and improvable. If you'd like them, let me know -- note
> >that this isn't the first time I've offered them, so you can hardly hurt my
> >feelings by ignoring them yet again. :)
> >
> >
> >--
> >-----------------------------------------------------------
> >Joseph B. Ottinger                           joeo@epesh.com
> >http://epesh.com/                             IT Consultant

Joseph B. Ottinger                           joeo@epesh.com
http://epesh.com/                             IT Consultant

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