[Seaside] Re: XHTML is a tree, not a stream

Klaus D. Witzel klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Wed Nov 8 08:13:33 UTC 2006

On Wed, 08 Nov 2006 08:59:14 +0100, Damien Cassou wrote:
> Hi,
> in my opinion, XHTML is best considered as a tree than as a stream. I  
> wonder if Seaside would benefit from a tree representation. Some ideas  
> come to my mind:
> - it would be possible to modify a previously rendered node/tag (adding  
> content or changing parameters)
> - #with: would not be necessarily at the end anymore (because the tag is  
> really closed when the tree is converted to the stream)
> - Seaside would then have one representation of a document (a tree) that  
> can be easily converted to multiple kind of output (XHTML, LaTeX, other  
> XMLs...)
> - there might be other advantages
> One of the drawbacks would be that Seaside would not be able to send the  
> stream directly to the web browser while it renders components. It would  
> need to wait for the end. But if I remember correctly, it is already the  
> case.
> Do you have an opinion ?

There could be a #flush method which would send the partial tree to the  



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