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From "Frank W. Zammetti" <>
Subject Re: [SAF2] Tossing an idea around: PDFResult
Date Wed, 07 Jun 2006 14:48:17 GMT
On Wed, June 7, 2006 2:16 am, Craig McClanahan wrote:
> I didn't make it clear in my previous comment ... but I totally agree with
> Martin that actually *building* an anything->PDF converter as part of
> Struts
> is out of scope.
> But that's a different thing from providing a PdfResult interface that has
> a
> strategy pattern plugin to configure an adapter for your favorite PDF
> generation tool ... perhaps with an example application that has an
> implementation for one particular PDF generation library (i.e. the
> implementation itself is a demo, not part of the core of Struts).  That
> kind
> of approach would be perfectly reasonable to me.  As would some eventual
> commitment for the Struts project to support some small number of adapters
> to particular PDF generation libraries where we had committers willing to
> maintain the adapters in response to API changes in the underlying
> generators.
> Frank, does that difference in viewpoint help you see the scoping issue
> here?

Yes, it does... I actually understood what Martin was saying from his last
reply, but you re-state it very clearly, which never hurts :)  As you put
it here, I certainly don't disagree at all.

Well, I have some playing to do :)

> --
>> Martin Cooper
> Craig


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