[Seaside] Design of WAComponent(s)

Sebastian Sastre ssastre at seaswork.com
Thu Mar 6 16:10:48 UTC 2008

> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: seaside-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org 
> [mailto:seaside-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org] En nombre 
> de Philippe Marschall
> Enviado el: Miércoles, 05 de Marzo de 2008 17:25
> Para: Seaside - general discussion
> Asunto: Re: [Seaside] Design of WAComponent(s)
> 2008/3/5, Andreas Tönne <atoenne at cincom.com>:
> > ....
> I think the main point to understand here is that the components that
> come with Seaside are not a component library or even a component
> framework. They are simple stand alone components. They are not made
> with reusabilty, configurabitlity or customyzability in mind. They are
> focused on KISS and "getting the job done" and mostly for use Seaside
> itself. They will get you started fast but at one point sooner rather
> than later you will hit their limits. That's ok, they're not supposed
> to be the "be all, end all".
> The points you made IMHO apply only if you want to build a component
> library or even component framework. That should be an addon protect
> and has no place in Seaside-Core. Honestly I have my doubts if such a
> such thing could ever work given the very special needs of users
> concerning not only functionality but also mark up.
> Cheers
> Philippe

Quoting you: 
"...They are not made with reusabilty, configurabitlity or customyzability in mind..."

Quoting Seaside site:
Seaside provides a layered set of abstractions over HTTP and HTML that let you build highly interactive web applications quickly, reusably and maintainably.

Note that *reusably* is the second *bold* word after quickly.

And also (from same source): 
"...Embedded components. Stop thinking a whole page at a time; Seaside lets you build your UI as a tree of individual, stateful component objects, each encapsulating a small part of a page. Often, these can be used over and over again, within and between applications - nearly every application, for example, needs a way to present a batched list of search results, or a table with sortable columns, and Seaside includes components for these out the box..."



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