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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: [RT] user-components.xconf
Date Tue, 05 Mar 2002 09:52:48 GMT
Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:

>On Tuesday 05 March 2002 09:21, Torsten Curdt wrote:
>>. . .
>>We should be able to have a separate configuration besides the
>>configuration for the core components. We should be able to define a
>>user.xconf. (or better user-components.xconf?)
>>. . .
>>From a user's point of view, being able to drop the .xconf and required 
>jars in a directory under mount/ would IMHO be a great first step 
>towards "pluggable cocoon apps":
>  sitemap.xmap
>  cocoon-config/my-components.jar
>  cocoon-config/my-jdbc-driver.jar
>  cocoon-config/my-app.xconf
>  docs/index.xml
>  . . .
>Currently this mount thing works great (even without stopping cocoon) 
>if you need just a sitemap and content files, but as you mention more 
>than that needs editing the global cocoon.xconf and/or copying jars 
>under WEB-INF.
In the interpreted sitemap engine, the <map:components> section is 
handled as regular component manager configuration (i.e. a .xconf file), 
so you can add any component you wish in it.

The only piece that's missing is a classloader per subsitemap to load 
additionnal jars. But we should be careful with that since this places 
code in areas that are potentially visible from the client browser (the 
servlet engine hides the contents of WEB-INF). A solution could be for 
the sitemap engine (or Cocoon itself ?) to forbid access to all URIs 
containing 'WEB-INF/'.

Thoughts ?


Sylvain Wallez
  Anyware Technologies                  Apache Cocoon 

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