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From "Nathan Bubna" <nbu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: pulling static content from a URL into a velocity template?
Date Fri, 06 Oct 2006 22:16:31 GMT
You mean like the ImportTool?
http://jakarta.apache.org/velocity/tools/view/ImportTool.html

On 10/6/06, Peter Locke <plocke@abebooks.com> wrote:
> This seems to me like a problem that (I hope) is a common one and has been
> solved.   On certain 'impact' velocity powered pages, I would like to provide
> non technical content editors the means of adding content to a specific
> portion of a velocity template, in such a way that the content is rendered
> dynamically and can be changed on a different schedule and independently of
> the template itself or the build/deploy cycle.  So basically I would like to
> include some static html from an external URL when the template is parsed and
> rendered.
>
> Note that the #include doesn't sound like the right approach since this
> includes actual files from the template root - I would like to 'include' the
> content from an external URL so that the content does not need to be tied to
> our build and deploy process and can exist and be changed completely in our
> 'static content' area by content editors.
>
> One idea I had was to make a custom velocity tool that reads the content in
> via a Java http get request that can be called from VTL with the url to get-
> I like this idea because the tool can be expanded to cache content for higher
> demand pages, but I would like to hear some other suggestions.
>
> --
> Peter Locke
> Senior Engineer / Dev Lead
> www.abebooks.com <http://www.abebooks.com/>
>
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> e: plocke@abebooks.com <mailto:plocke@abebooks.com>
> --
> P.S. I'm currently reading What's Bred in the Bone
> <http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?bx=off&sts=t&ds=30&bi=0&an=rob
> ertson+davies&tn=what%27s+bred+in+the+bone>  by Robertson Davies
>
>
>

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