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From "Musachy Barroso" <>
Subject Re: [s2] Google XML Pages (GXP) to replace Freemarker in tags?
Date Thu, 07 Aug 2008 21:51:37 GMT
The guys from GXP sent me the code for the GXP result:

I imported a GXP plugin into the sandbox, which provides an rough
implementation of a GXP template manager to implement the tags:

This plugin does not include the code for the GXP result donated by
the GXP guys. To play with the plugin:

1.Download or build gxp and install it(hopefully it makes its way into
a maven repo some time soon):
mvn install:install-file -DartifactId=gxp
-Dversion=0.2.2-BETA -Dpackaging=jar

2. Download/Build/Install the plugin
3. Use an anchor tag, on the simple theme on any page. The plugin
contains a dummy implementation of the "a" tag.


On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 1:02 AM, Don Brown <> wrote:
> It is pretty well known that Google uses WebWork 2 and Struts 2 in
> many of its applications, but for the view layer, they use Google XML
> Pages (GXP) [1], which was just opened source yesterday or so.  There
> is a lot to like in GXP like type safety, speed, correct HTML
> generation, automatic support for HTML and XHTML (one of our frequent
> tickets), automatic encoding of untrusted content, and even things
> like mulitiple language support.
> This might be a perfect replacement for Freemarker in our tags as the
> templates can be compiled, have better error reporting, don't
> introduce yet another expression language, and solve a number of our
> outstanding feature requests around tags.
> Thoughts?
> Don
> [1]
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