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Re: Request for implementation: MimeTypeArrayAttribute

From: Benoit Mahe <Benoit.Mahe@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Wed, 05 May 1999 15:05:26 +0200
Message-ID: <37304216.A244A449@sophia.inria.fr>
To: Roland Mainz <Roland.Mainz@informatik.med.uni-giessen.de>
CC: "jigsaw@w3.org" <jigsaw@w3.org>, W3 Jigsaw Mailinglist <www-jigsaw@w3.org>
Roland Mainz wrote:

> Hi !
>
> ----
>
> Yves Lafon wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 4 May 1999, Roland Mainz wrote:
> >
> > > ----
> > > I'm working on a new filter class and need a new type of attribute:
> > > A MimeTypeArray-Attribute class (like StringArrayAttribute, but holding
> > > an array
> > > of MimeType objects...)
> >
> > Yes, combination of low level attributes and array should be here, not
> > only MimeTypeAttribute, we will do that ASAP.
>
> Question: What happens if I change the data type of on attribute ?

> Background:
> I wrote the CompressFrame which uses a StringArray as an argument,
> which should be an array of MimeType's (e.g. the "mime-type" argument,
> which lists the type of outgoing mimetypes which should be compressed
> (I've choosed text/* for CompressFilter as the default, which should cover
> the most common things)).
>
> What happens if I change this silently from StringArrayAttribute to
> MimeTypeArrayAttribute inside the code ?

Jigsaw won't like it :( We have to modify the code in order to allow that
kind of things,
New behaviour: if Jigsaw is unable to load an attribute, put a default
value (eg: null) instead.

Regards, Benoit.


>
>
> ----
>
> Bye,
> Roland
>
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