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From giacomo <>
Subject Re: [vote] XML:DB stuff
Date Wed, 05 Dec 2001 10:26:57 GMT
On Mon, 3 Dec 2001, 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.

+1 as well given the condition that nobody use it actually.


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