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From Martin Holz <>
Subject Re: schedule/batch feature inside cocoon
Date Wed, 13 Feb 2002 16:50:12 GMT

Lars Steiger wrote:
> hi everybody
> first, i really like the cocoon framework. but unfortunally i am missing
> something, that's (i know) not so usual for servlet based applications.
> i've just implemented some kind of html parsing logic inside cocoon, which
> now looks very nice (thanx to cocoon). but i can't start the whole parsing
> process as a scheduled task, without using a tool outside cocoon.
> but before i start hacking something together for myself, i thought that
> maybe it would be a cool feature for cocoon. so i am asking you about your
> opinion for such a feature inside cocoon.
> cool would be, if it would also be configurable inside the sitemap, like a
> matcher. but instead of for example an url it would match a time/interval.
> but i know, the whole thing is very request driven.
> maybe it would also be nice, if a pipeline could be treated like a batch
> job. request comes in, independed thread will get started and the response
> comes imediately. but this is (IMHO) another thing.

A scheduler  should not be part of cocoon, but just another Avalon component, 
since there is nothin cocoon specific about it. You could add the scheduler 
to cocoon with a single line in your role file, if  the scheduler  implements 

There is a Scheduler in Jakarta Cornerstone, but I have never used it and 
don't know, how simple it is, to use Cornerstone blocks in Cocoon. 


Martin Holz  <>  phone: 0049-30-39977 218 

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