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From Dakota Jack <>
Subject Re: [FRIDAY] Struts 1.x is Struts Classic after all
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2005 03:48:45 GMT
The burning bridges thing is often far underrated.  Caesar burned the bridge
back to Rome on passing over the Rubicon.  That is the origin of the
metaphor.  The metaphor originally was the act.  Caesar said, when burning
the bridge, "iactum est", which means "the die is cast", using his own
metaphor.  In the Vulgate version of the New Testament, Christ also says
"iactum est", which has been translated "it is finished".  Sometimes a clear
decision is much better than a waffling decision to accommodate the "hoi
polloi".  Oops, that's Greek.

On 12/5/05, Adam Hardy <> wrote:
> Ted Husted on 05/12/05 12:54, wrote:
> > IMHO, I don't see the engineering value-add of a "one size fits all"
> > framework. A framework is a semi-complete application, and action/page
> > applications are built differently than event/component frameworks.
> > Since the applications are different, the frameworks should be
> > different too.
> Surely the framework (singular) wraps the HTTP request response paradigm?
> > Some people in our community want to dive into JavaServer Faces, and
> > others want to pursue the tried-and-true action-orientated approach.
> > Rather than burn bridges, we're built a bigger roof :)
> I like the analogy. Thanks for the clarification.
> Adam
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"You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it float on its back."
~Dakota Jack~

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