[web-devel] A separation of concerns

Chris Eidhof chris at eidhof.nl
Sat Apr 3 16:34:41 EDT 2010

On 3 apr 2010, at 20:36, Simon Hengel wrote:

>> My point is: we should not try to build one big framework. Instead, I
>> propose that we build a set of smaller libraries that each do one
>> thing very well. Some of these libraries might be designed to work
>> together.
> I absolutely agree with that.
>> I personally think MVC is a perfect fit for the web: model code
>> handles data storage, view code handles HTML/JSON/XML and the
>> controller coordinates between these.
> Have you read about the "View First" approach of Lift[1]? While I do not
> like the monolithic approach of Lift, I really like that specific
> aspect. I'd not narrow my view on "Rails-Style MVC" right now.

I have not really looked in to it before, the lift documentation always confuses me, but it looks very interesting!

I really like the philosophy behind StringTemplate. I think something similar could be done by restricting a view to be |a -> HTML|. Do you think that's enough? Or should there be more restrictions?


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