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From "Morrison, John" <>
Subject RE: [vote] XML:DB stuff
Date Mon, 03 Dec 2001 13:35:47 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gianugo Rabellino []
> Sent: Monday, 03 December 2001 10:16 am
> To:
> Subject: [vote] XML:DB stuff
> 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 *believe* people are using this...

> Ciao,
> -- 
> Gianugo Rabellino
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