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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [RT] Cocoon Web Applications
Date Fri, 01 Mar 2002 19:08:37 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> From: "Akber Choudhry" <>
> [...]
> > Some thoughts from the business battlefront:
> >
> > There is an "replication of function" all the way from Apache through
> > Tomcat to Cocoon.
> And a big Tomcat call stack between the VM and Cocoon ;-)
> IIRC someone already tried in porting Cocoon and Tomcat in Phoenix; what is
> the current state?
> Could Cocoon be faster on Phoenix instead of Tomcat?
> > Also, where is cocoon with regards to servlet filters.  A servlet filter
> > implementation of Cocoon will enable business with huge investments in
> > servlet/jsp apps to leverage cocoon out of the box.  I mean - legacy apps
> > with servlets/forwarding, working as is - producing xml consumed by cocoon
> > - contributing to actions. etc.
> This would mean using Cocoon as a basic XSLT processor, undermining all
> possible advantages... IMHO the other way round is much better, having
> Cocoon use the result of legacy servlets.
> Talking about ServletFilters, why not introduce this concept in Cocoon?
> For example, it might enable Cocoon to have the opportunity of gzipping
> responses even when it won't run necessarily in Tomcat, since we are
> currently relying on it for this purpose.
> What do you guys think of enhancing the pipelines with a Filter?

-1, servlet filters are standard (Servlet 2.3), not something that only
Tomcat provides. Adding a pre/post bytestream filter to Cocoon pipes
would just duplicate this.

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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