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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: XmlProperty
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2005 21:33:59 GMT
On Wed, 2 Nov 2005, Matt Benson <> wrote:

> To make sure we understand each other, what I mean
> here is to allow e.g.:
> <copy resource="url:someurl" tofile="foo" />
> or something similar, IH would pass "url:someurl" to a
> ResourceHelper class or some such that would attempt
> to locate a Resource type defined as "url" and call a
> String constructor with "someurl".

Hmm, I'd prefer (ab?)using PropertyHelpers for this instead of adding
new helpers.

<copy resource="${resource:url:someurl}"/> or something similar.

> This is more useful for specifying resources for
> output than for input.


> This has been another of my so-odd-as-to-likely-be-unpopular ideas,

You have no idea what type of odd ideas I have for resource
collections 8-)


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