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From Jeff Turner <j...@socialchange.net.au>
Subject Re: Proposal: Template Tags
Date Fri, 05 Oct 2001 00:44:35 GMT
On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 05:02:34PM +0200, Cedric Dumoulin wrote:
> 
>   There is already a very similar "extended template" taglib, called Tiles,
> in the contrib part of Struts project.
>   Doesn't two very similar taglib in different jakarta project will confuse
> users ?

Well look at two other taglibs that come with Struts:

http://jakarta.apache.org/struts/struts-bean.html
http://jakarta.apache.org/struts/struts-logic.html

They ought to be in jakarta-taglibs too ;)

> Maybe the Tiles taglib is not at its right place now and should be
> move in taglib.

I think so. We're using Tiles, and the struts jars are just collecting
dust.

> Tiles are actually in Struts contrib for historical reasons, but
> they can be used independantly from Struts, and for sure with taglibs.
> Tiles already provide the same tag behaviors as the ones describe in
> David's chapter, but with different names.
> 
>   And, as already said in an old mail, I think that it would benefit to
> users to share ideas about templating/web-components and discuss rather than
> working alone ...

Too late ;) The fact is, two good quality, mature templating systems
exist.

I'm in the "more the merrier" camp. If both Tiles and Templates2 were in
jakarta-taglibs, and their differences clearly documented, I can't
imagine users complaining. 

--Jeff

>   Cedric

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