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From "Martin Cooper" <mart...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [SAF2] Tossing an idea around: PDFResult
Date Wed, 07 Jun 2006 06:00:07 GMT
On 6/6/06, Frank W. Zammetti <fzlists@omnytex.com> wrote:
>
> Martin Cooper wrote:
> > No. FOP = whatever. I consider anything --> PDF to be out of scope / too
> > specialised here.
>
> Ah, ok, gotcha, I understand now :)
>
> PDF generation is a fairly common thing to do from a webapp though, no?


No, not really. At least, not compared to things like SSO, LDAP
authentication, access control, distributed sessions, persistence, and a lot
of other things Struts doesn't bake in.

  I know I've had to do it plenty... WW has always been, from what I've
> seen, a framework that tried to have a wider scope than Struts did...
> for example, built-in support for DWR and Dojo, built-in support for
> continuations, integration with Quartz and JasperReports... all of this
> could be argued is out of scope for a web framework, couldn't it?


Sure it could. And I might well argue that way, for some of those examples.

  I
> don't see PDF generation, *assuming it's a somewhat limited capability*,
> to be too specialized.


I do. Sorry, but it's just not in the same league as other much more common
cases.

--
Martin Cooper


(I just saw Craig's comments as I was writing this, and if his
> interpretation is right, you can ignore this :) )
>
> > --
> > Martin Cooper
>
> Frank
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