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From "Karr, David" <>
Subject RE: Dojo plugin update using 1.1.0 framework
Date Sun, 06 Apr 2008 04:14:48 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeromy Evans [] 
> Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2008 5:56 PM
> To: Struts Developers List
> Subject: Re: Dojo plugin update using 1.1.0 framework
> I've concluded that tag libraries for rich client framework 
> like these no longer warrant the effort.  I prefer to 
> encourage users to use the client-side libraries as intended 
> by their designers, whether that's with HTML markup or 
> programmatic javascript. This approach benefits the users as 
> they can receive support directly from Dojo or other vendor, 
> can develop skills that can be transferred between 
> server-side frameworks and they have no artificial 
> constraints placed on them by a tag library. Struts2's role 
> should be to simplify server-side integration, such as by 
> providing default models that can be used by the Dojo 
> widgets.  And provide really good examples.

I also feel strongly that this direction holds the best long-term value.
However, I don't believe that Dojo and YUI and others like it should
just be ignored by Struts2 and others like it.  In fact, the server-side
frameworks should embrace and facilitate the combination, either with
light integration interfaces, or simply with good documentation and
examples that describes how to combine them effectively.

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