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From Michael McGrady <mich...@michaelmcgrady.com>
Subject Re: Using Image Taglib when J2EE application is inside (an unpacked) war file.
Date Fri, 04 Jun 2004 13:26:38 GMT
Wouldn't it be better to have a universal solution that read the URI 
internally?  This is a pretty serious complication of the tag interface 
when the solution should not matter at all to the page designer.  This is, 
in my opinion, contrary to the MVC pattern.


At 04:55 AM 6/4/2004, Matti Härö wrote:
> > To make this option work we need attributes to specify that it is an
> > absolute folder and the prefix to be used for creating the image urls
> > for the image tag.
> >
> > Do you think it is better to have a separate tag to do this than to
> > overload the existing image tag?
>We could have "absolute" attribute, that would specify that the dir 
>specified is
>an absolute path. Default for this attribute would be "false". Then there 
>be a corresponding "url-prefix" attribute for accessing the image. Even if 
>solution brings more complexity in the existing Image tag, I think it is 
>than having a disting tag. After all, from the tag user point of view, it is
>still the same thing. Just the created image is stored in a different 
>Having the possibility to store the images outside of the application context
>sounds a little bit scaring. But, the coin also has another side:
>Having the possibility to refer the image with an absolute URL makes it 
>for us to use a distinct, hardware-based image cache server for heavily loaded
>systems. Image Taglib would store the created image in a remote disk mounted
>into the application server directory. The created image url might point
>directly in the image cache server. In an environments like this, the image
>cache server is often located near the ISP for best bandwidths.
>-Matti Härö
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