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From Pierpaolo Fumagalli <>
Subject Re: [Moving on] SAX vs. DOM part II
Date Mon, 24 Jan 2000 22:55:20 GMT
brian moseley wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, Pierpaolo Fumagalli wrote:
> > Oh yes... Totally... Perfectly agreed. A servlet does
> > not imply a web-server with a network connection over a
> > socket. What the servlet API describes is a mode of
> > operation that is following the HTTP model of request
> > response. As lwp-request emulates the same
> > request-response model using STDIN-STDOUT, we can apply
> > the same model without involving a Servlet Engine or a
> > Web Server, but simply constructing those requests and
> > response objects from command line parameters and go
> > from there.
> that's more or less what i'm also talking about. read an
> email message from stdin, parse it, make its headers and
> mime parts available in the same way http headers and
> content parts are available from an http servlet request,
> give some convenience methods for commonly used operations,
> etc.

Ok... But in this way you're not talking about a Mail Servlet. You're
talking about an E-Mail to HTTP gateway. It's a COMPLETELY different
thing than integrating Cocoon into a mail server... (again, take a look
at the James source code!


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