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From "Musachy Barroso" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Bring Convention plugin into trunk and deprecate Zero Config
Date Fri, 16 May 2008 13:21:54 GMT
My head is spinning now :). Can you use REST with Xml Conf?


On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 2:30 AM, Jeromy Evans
<> wrote:
> Jeromy Evans wrote:
>> I wouldn't rush into this decision.
>> Users of the REST plugin require @Namespace, @Result, etc annotations.
>>  Creating a duplicate set of annotations with the same purpose is not
>> sensible.
>> It's appropriate that the REST plugin has a dependency on the plugin that
>> auto-populates the Configuration, despite the contrary statement on the
>> plugins page.
>> Merging the REST plugin with Convention is also not possible as the
>> implementation of ActionInvocation and ActionMapper are entirely different
>> (the conventions cannot currently be mixed).
>> There are several issues here:
>>  - creating a Configuration (via XML, via Annotation)
>>  - ActionMapping (no problems here, each plugin sets up their own)
>>  - ActionInvocation (standard or RESTful; they are incompatible)
>>  - handling unknowns
>> One situation could be that Configuration is separate from Convention; so
>> the developer can choose how the Configuration is setup and then choose
>> which mapping & invocation, and unknown handling approach to use. However
>> that would require another refactoring.
>> I think making REST dependent on the Convention plugin is the way to go,
>> such that the Configuration is created by Convention (but customized for
>> REST *Controller class) and extended with the REST ActionMapper and
>> RestActionInvocation.
> On further thought, if it is possible to split up the Convention plugin,
> then it could be solved like so:
> - Zero Configuration: for all annotations relating to the setup of
> Configuration (merge from Convention)
> - CodeBehind: implements action mapping, invocation, unknown handling, index
> handling (the other half of Convention)
> - REST alternative implementation of action mapping, invocation, unknown
> handling
> Ideally then REST can be used with ZeroConf or XMLConf, or CodeBehind used
> with ZeroConf or XMLConf.  Sweet.
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