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From James Todd <jwt...@pacbell.net>
Subject Re: XML config
Date Mon, 24 Jan 2000 04:36:56 GMT


costin@costin.dnt.ro wrote:

> > > If you read carefully all the configuration proposals based on XML, that's
> > > exactly what they want - XML is used as the storage for the configuration
> > > info, and the sofware is based around reading this file.
> >
> > I guess I missed that -- I thought the discussion was about whether
> > Tomcat should read its configs as an XML node vs. Ant-style
> > introspection or a wrapper like XmlTree.
>
> > The only point I'm making is that having Tomcat know about an
> > XML tree does not require storing XML in a file somewhere, and that
> > adaptors from various storage mechanisms to XML are popping up all
> > over to enable such things.
>
> Yes, you can create a DOM adapter for any repository ( including directory
> service), but a directory service (or database ) is not only a data
> storage, and DOM is not equivalent with JNDI.
>
> Also, some people think you can support LDAP by reading the data in a
> file, and using this file for configuration. That miss the whole ideea of
> directory services.

?really? news to me.

i don't mind, and in fact highly encourage, interchangeable format
interchanges but to chain two things together unecessarily is a bit
out there in my book ... interesting.

>
>
> Costin
>
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