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From <cmanola...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: xsl by extension
Date Fri, 07 Sep 2001 04:25:12 GMT
On Fri, 7 Sep 2001, Pier Fumagalli wrote:

> Of course none of this is portable across servlet containers, but we seem to
> easily forget about that :) Being Tomcat the Reference Implementation, as an
> ASF member, and Servlet JSR member, I'll never stop stressing out that IMNSO
> relying on container-specific features IS to any extent WRONG unless this
> can not in ANY WAY done otherwise.

Implementing container-specific features ( like support for XSP ) without
using container specific APIs is WRONG. Is like saying people shouldn't
write Apache modules, but use only CGIs.

I do agree that XSP is not standardized in any way - it's just a
(nice) feature provided by resin. So I'll be as -1 on adding this feature
( or CGI support, for this matter :-) to tomcat3.3, the reference
implementation.

However people embedding tomcat may add whatever modules they need, and
one of the goals of 3.3 was to make sure modules have the necesary power
to do that in an efficient way.

Costin


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