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From Geoff Longman <glong...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: 3.1 Status / progress / thoughts
Date Tue, 05 Oct 2004 21:03:57 GMT
Looks like these changes are going to be fairly easy to support in Spindle..

Yah!

Geoff


On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 13:30:51 -0400, Howard Lewis Ship <hlship@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm just about ready to check in the first interesting changes for 3.1.
> 
> Just started introducing the 3.1 DTD.
> 
> <inherited-binding>, <static-binding>, <message-binding> have gone
> away (still valid if you use the 3.0 DTD).
> 
> <binding> is now <binding name="..." value="..."> or <binding
> name="..."> .... </binding>
> 
> You now use prefixes in the spec exactly the same as in the HTML
> template. Consistency!
> 
> Example:
> 
> <component id="loop" type="Foreach">
>   <binding name="source" value='ognl:items"/>
>   <binding name="value" value="ognl:item"/>
>   <binding name="element" value="tr"/>
> </component>
> 
> <service> has gone away; you now need to do services from inside
> HiveMind. 3.0 DTDs that use service will see a warning.
> 
> So, you can see, that I'm trying to simplify, streamline and improve
> consistency in the specs.
> 
> One thing I would like dearly to do is make a few broader changes:
> 
> <property> (3.0) --> <meta> (3.1)  [[ for defining meta-data ]]
> <property-specification> (3.0) --> <property> (3.1) [[ for adding
> properties to a class ]]
> 
> I think it's much neater, and if this was 1.0, there would be no
> question.  But it's 3.1 ... will this throw users too much?
> 
> Perhaps we support both <property> and <property-specification> in
> 3.1, as a transition towards <property>?
> 
> --
> Howard M. Lewis Ship
> Independent J2EE / Open-Source Java Consultant
> Creator, Jakarta Tapestry
> Creator, Jakarta HiveMind
> http://howardlewisship.com
> 
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