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From "Kevin Brown" <e...@google.com>
Subject Re: Getting Gadget Info without rendering gadget
Date Fri, 08 Feb 2008 01:57:54 GMT
Yes, there will most likely just be a new method on GadgetServer (a new
class would require replicating much of what it does already anyway).

On Feb 7, 2008 5:32 PM, Dan Lester <dan@danlester.com> wrote:

>
> Excellent - thanks for pointing me to those open issues.
>
> I guess your JsonRpc servlet will be wrapping some classes that I can
> access directly if I'm using Java. Prefer to use your 'official' code
> than something I've hacked together for my own purposes...
>
> Anyway, I'll have a look at your submission when it's ready.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dan
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Brown [mailto:etnu@google.com]
> Sent: 07 February 2008 17:23
> To: shindig-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Getting Gadget Info without rendering gadget
>
>
> I'm working on a JsonRpc servlet that requires this functionality. If
> you can wait until this weekend, you'll find that I've already got
> everything that you probably need. See also
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SHINDIG-51 and
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SHINDIG-25.
>
> On Feb 7, 2008 8:39 AM, Dan Lester <dan@danlester.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > Let's say I have a directory of gadgets that users might want to run
> > on my site, entered only by URL. I want to display more information
> > about each gadget to the user so they can make a choice about which
> > gadgets they might want to run - so, I would want to extract
> > information from the XML such as author name, thumbnail, description.
> >
> > So far, I have ripped out bits of code from
> > GadgetRenderingServlet.java, doing most of the same things as the /ifr
>
> > servlet except for actually rendering the gadget. This seems to work,
> > and even uses the same cache I think. But I just thought there must be
>
> > a better way? If not, is it worth adding a class to do this?
> >
> > I've decided to build the whole site in Java so that I can do things
> > like this. I'm not sure what I'd do if I was using another language
> > for the rest of my site.
> >
> > Thanks for any guidance!
> >
> > Dan
> >
> >
>
>

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