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From Gianugo Rabellino <>
Subject Re: [Fwd: freshmeat project listing for Cocoon]
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2001 22:12:02 GMT
giacomo wrote:

> Ok, here is what I feel hits the point :)
> ----------------------------------- oo -----------------------------------
> Apache Cocoon is an XML publishing framework that raises the usage of
> XML & XSLT technologies for content-centric server applications to a new
> level. Designed for performance and scalability around pipelined SAX
> processing, Cocoon offers a flexible environment based on the separation
> of concerns between content, logic and style. A centralized
> configuration system and sophisticated caching top this all off and help
> you to create, deploy & maintain rock-solid XML server applications.
> Cocoon interacts with most data sources from filesystems to RDBMS, from
> LDAP to native XML databases and adapts content delivery to the
> capabilities of different devices like HTML, WML, PDF, SVG, RTF just to
> name a few. Cocoon currently runs as a Servlet or from a powerful
> commandline interface. The choosen design of an abstracted environment
> gives you the freedom to implement your own concrete environment to let
> it work.
> ----------------------------------- oo -----------------------------------

Sounds good to me. Just another small note:  I'm not *that* sure about 
focusing on the "content-centric" concept. I do believe that Cocoon is 
not just for content but can be seen as a generic and very powerful XML 
processing environment. We have XSP, we have SOAP, we have actions and 
we will have flowmaps: are we sure that we want to "sell" Cocoon once 
again mainly as a presentation engine for content-oriented sites? I'm 
afraid that people looking at the freshmeat blurb might look at it and 
just say "oh, ok, this is yet another XSLT tool"...

Just another 0.2 euros, other than that I really like the result :)

Gianugo "Picky guy" Rabellino

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