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From "Ivelin Ivanov" <ive...@iname.com>
Subject Re: [RT] Configuration front-end
Date Sat, 23 Mar 2002 17:50:00 GMT

Pollo has a basic built in support for sitemaps.
Is the polo developer on this list ?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stefano Mazzocchi" <stefano@apache.org>
To: <cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002 3:59 AM
Subject: Re: [RT] Configuration front-end


> Please, don't send HTML email!!!!
> 
> <quoting reason="my email client fucked up somewhere on this email and
> it's not able to quote it properly">
> 
> Hi Cocoon developers,
>  
> I just was about to write a litte Sitemap tutorial for cocooncenter when
> my flat-mate entered the room. He remarked that an editor with an
> intuitive GUI
> would make much more sense. If someone who's not absolutely convinced of
> the
> "XSLT doctrine" compares Cocoon to another platform - (e. g., Zope?) -
> the
> lack of a web-based configuration tool could make a significant
> difference.
>  
> Pro's:
> - easy and fast configuration
> - avoid mistakes
> - get more users
>  
> Con's:
> - needs time :)
> - Cocoon concepts might change during the next time
>  
> So I wondered if it is possible to implement a general Cocoon
> configuration front-end.
> In my eyes, it should provide at least the following functionality:
>  
> *Functional Requirements*
>  
> - good context-sensitive help/documentation
> - the user doesn't need to know details about the sitemap vocabulary
> (components, pipelines, ...)
>  
> - create/manipulate URI patterns (URI trees?)
> - assign resources and transformations to the patterns
> - automatic integration of the necessary components
> - define transformations that can be used for several URI patterns
> - "templates" for standard websites and general solutions
>  
> *Operational Requirements*
>  
> - web access (Applet <-> SOAP <-> Servlet ?)
> - easy to install
> - automatic integration in existing Cocoon installation
>   (adding a pipeline for applet invocation)
>  
> So, if you think this might be realizable, maybe it's worth implementing
> a prototype.
> 
> </quote>
> 
> I'll personally be interested in seeing such a prototype, but I'm not
> sure it is realizable with the current architecture (expecially without
> Cocoon Blocks).
> 
> I would wait until we have the Cocoon Blocks and the Flowmap implemented
> or you might end up to have to rewrite the whole thing again when we do.
> 
> -- 
> Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
>                           able to give birth to a dancing star.
> <stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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