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From Gianugo Rabellino <>
Subject Re: [Fwd: freshmeat project listing for Cocoon]
Date Thu, 22 Nov 2001 11:07:12 GMT
giacomo wrote:

> On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, Gianugo Rabellino wrote:
>>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 :)
> Would you simple remove that word from the abstract above?

Exactly, good suggestion. "server applications" is way enough.


Gianugo Rabellino

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