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Re: [ecf-dev] Using Namespaces, IDs etc.
- From: slewis <slewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2006 08:02:12 -0700
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Erkki Lindpere wrote:
I'm going to start trying out a BBAPI rewrite using ECF and I have
some questions about how to best use ECF concepts like namespaces &
So far it seems to me that when I have for example a phpBB provider,
it should have a namespace like "ecf.phpBB".
I thought of making several object classes of bulletin boards
"IIdentifiable": forums, threads, single posts, users (and some more).
So for example a forum's ID within the "ecf.phpBB" namespace could
have it's URL as the name i.e.
Is this the right approach, or should IDs be used mainly for user
No, I think what you have in mind is the right approach. IDs/namespaces
were originally intended to be used for identifying services
(client/server), groups (peer groups), users (user IDs), and objects.
Another problem: if a user account's ID is represented by it's URL and
the URL is something like
if the login asks for only username and password, then the URL
representation (that contains the users numeric ID in phpBB) becomes
known after actually connecting and successfully logging in -- that
means it won't be known offline, but as I understand so far, ECF ID-s
should be fully defined offline as well? Or is it ok to make a network
connection while creating an ID?
Sure...it's OK to make a connection while creating an ID. Just
implement in IDInstantiator.
Thanks. Erkki please continue to let us know how we can help.
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