[Web-SIG] Standardized template API

Michael Bayer mike_mp at zzzcomputing.com
Wed Feb 1 19:50:15 CET 2006

On Feb 1, 2006, at 12:59 PM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:

> At 1
> So asking for "foo" can resolve to "foo.gif" or "foo.jpeg" in the  
> file system?  If you have to say in the code which it is, that's  
> not what I mean.

you can write a resolver that searches the filesystem for "foo.*" and  
does some type calculation based on the extension it located, sure.   
or you get a similar effect with two resolvers in a chain, one which  
is configured to look for "<name>.jpeg" and return a jpeg-template,  
and one configured to look for "<name>.gif" to return a gif- 
template.  you can switch the order of those resolvers to specify one  
extension taking precendence over the other.  the common use case in  
myghty is looking for ".py", which gives you a ModuleComponent, or  
".myt" or another file-based extension which gives you a FileComponent.

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