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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [vote] XML:DB stuff
Date Mon, 03 Dec 2001 17:44:48 GMT
Gianugo Rabellino wrote:
> Committers,
> I'd like to have your opinion about adding XML:DB stuff ad a default
> component to the HEAD version of Cocoon. Given that there's been a lot
> of talk about this API lately, and given also that Xindice is going to
> come up shortly as an Apache project, I start to think that having the
> XML:DB components compiled in by default will add visibility to this
> newcomer in the Apache XML arena and let people play with it, possibly
> contributing code. This would also avoid the risk of having sources out
> of sync with the Cocoon development since the sources would be monitored
> daily by the automatic build process.
> Adding the XML:DB stuff would mean adding the xmldb.jar to the lib
> directory: since the archive sums up to only 9K I don't see this as an
> issue. Of course one would still need a concrete implementation (such as
> dbXML/Xindice, eXist or Ozone) to make it work (as with JDBC) but at
> least the components would be there to play with.
> Let me know your opinion: here is my +1.


> Another issue, given that we would have a pseudo-protocol to work with,
> is about removing the XML:DB Generators from the code base: an XML:DB
> database can be queried as of now via a generic FileGenerator, so there
> is no need for them anymore as separate components. I don't know
> actually if there is anyone using those Generators, but if this has to
> be done I think that it should be done now.

I'd be +1 on removing the generators as long as the provided
functionality is absolutely the same and nobody else is opposed to this.

REmoving them will at least avoid having two codebases to synch when API
changes will take place.

Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<>                             Friedrich Nietzsche

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