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From "Jim Barrows" <jbarr...@sssc.com>
Subject RE: Dynamic extension of web apps
Date Thu, 08 Jul 2004 22:35:49 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: dhay@lexmark.com [mailto:dhay@lexmark.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 3:22 PM
> To: Struts Users Mailing List
> Subject: RE: Dynamic extension of web apps
> 
> 
> 
> HI Jim,
> 
> Yep, that's what I'm thinking - can you expand on what your 
> indexing app
> does?

I don't have one... but if I did it would provide links to the war contexts, and probably
be the
point at which I added new ones.  I'd probably add some sort of queue so that when new ones
were added
a human could verify they were okay before making them live.

Any more and I'll start charging :)

> 
> Also, do you know any way to drop in a sub-application and 
> have Struts pick
> it up dynamically?

Ummmmm.. no... I don't.... there might be one, I don't really know.

> 
> cheers,
> 
> David
> 
> 
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> 
> So, basically, you're thinking of letting them drop in a 
> whole new webapp
> that will
> walk them through the configuration of their device?
> If so.. then that's what I'd do... bundle a war up and drop 
> it in.  Then
> have an indexing
> application provide access to that war.  Maybe even load the 
> war through
> the index.  There are
> security risks of course, and rather severe ones with 
> allowing anyone to
> drop a war file and
> have it activated.
> Other then that.. I don't know of any easy solution.
> 
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: dhay@lexmark.com [mailto:dhay@lexmark.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 3:00 PM
> > To: Struts Users Mailing List
> > Subject: RE: Dynamic extension of web apps
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi Jim,
> >
> > Sorry  - don't think I was clear...it's not the client that
> > will change -
> > in fact that will all be HTML - but the inner works of the 
> app itself.
> >
> > Say, for example, we allow users to configure devices through
> > our web app,
> > and we want to now allow them to configure a new device.  We
> > want them to
> > be able to drop into the webserver the files for the new 
> device - jsp,
> > html, XML, .class files - and for it to automatically pick
> > them up without
> > restarting the webserver.  Another way to look at it is that
> > the web app
> > doesn't know anything about the devices, but just picks up
> > what it finds
> > and displays that.
> >
> > I guess it links with automatically reloading the
> > struts-config and jar
> > files if we add new actions or class files, but may well not
> > be limited to
> > this.
> >
> > Does that make any more sense?
> >
> > cheers,
> >
> > David
> >
> >
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> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: dhay@lexmark.com [mailto:dhay@lexmark.com]
> > > Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 2:00 PM
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> > > Subject: Dynamic extension of web apps
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I need to design a web app that is extensible dynamically.
> > >
> > > For example, if we decide to support a different device type,
> > > we need to be
> > > able to drop in info for that device type and have the web
> > > app pick it up -
> > > these could be files of all different types e.g. jsp's,
> > html, XML, class
> > > files etc..
> > >
> > > Has anyone done this before, or can you point me in the right
> > > direction?
> > >
> >
> > If I understand you correctly (You're looking for a write
> > once, generate
> > HTML, WAP or Voice XML files from that) , I believe JSF will
> > help you in
> > your problem.  JSF will allow device independence.
> >
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