Are CFX tags really needed?
What really struck me was that this project is written as a CFX Java tag. When I first read this, I said, “WTF!!! Who writes CFX tags anymore?”. I guess this guy answered that question, now on to the original.
With the advent of CFC in CFMX6.0, is there really a need to be writing extension to CF with CFX tags? Personally I don’t see the benefit. The main problem with CFX tags is that they need to be installed within CF administrator. This is sometimes impossible on a shared host as most shared hosts will not install them for fear that they aren’t thread safe and will cause the server to crash. Why couldn’t something like this be written with CFCs and then have a custom tag wrapper? I often wondered why extension like the Alagad Image Component never took this route. For most people it a lot easier to write using CF tags then method calls.