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From Martin van Dijken <suns...@windgazer.nl>
Subject Re: Proposal for tag library
Date Sat, 08 Nov 2003 14:54:16 GMT
It will be very hard I think to get this working in a transparent way or 
  am I wrong there? Users would have to mount a file system in JNDI and 
the term JNDI alone is enough to make some people turn away.

Martin

Mark R. Diggory wrote:

> What about soemthing more "generic" I.E. Jars and filesystems can be 
> mounted as JNDI resources, we have a jndi taglibrary, maybe "flavors" of 
> a JNDI taglibrary oriented towards Jar or Filesystem SP's? I understand 
> much of the mechanism for mounting webapplications into tomcat relies on 
> this?
> 
> -M.
> 
> Martin Cooper wrote:
> 
>> On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, Martin van Dijken wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Hey gang,
>>>
>>> Back on the list. Working out of home now, so I won't be responding
>>> quickly since I have a dial-up at home. Apologies for that. That 
>>> said, me
>>> and a friend propose to add a taglibrary we've built to the jakarta
>>> taglibs. We're not 100% sure what exactly is required to do so, so 
>>> let me
>>> give a description of what's been built.
>>>
>>> Simply put, the taglibrary displays information of the File system. It
>>> allows the programmer to show directory structure, information from 
>>> files,
>>> folder listings etc. What we've been using it for is for creating 
>>> dynamic
>>> menus without using a database.
>>>
>>> What we'd like to know is:
>>> - Is there interest for a taglib such as this?
>>
>>
>>
>> From me personally, no, since AFAIK a web app isn't guaranteed to have
>> access to the file system (assuming there is one at all), so it doesn't
>> seem like a good idea to build in such an assumption.
>>
>> But I'm sure there are folks who would use such a thing.
>>
>>
>>> - What are the requirements on a taglib to be allowed into the 
>>> jakarta cvs?
>>
>>
>>
>> See:
>>
>> http://jakarta.apache.org/taglibs/#GettingInvolved
>>
>> and in particular the section on New Project Submission.
>>
>> -- 
>> Martin Cooper
>>
>>
>>
>>> Greetz,
>>>
>>> Martin van Dijken
>>> Martin Reurings
>>>
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