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From "Steven Noels" <stev...@outerthought.org>
Subject RE: (dbxml) Generator vs Source
Date Fri, 19 Apr 2002 07:09:19 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gianugo Rabellino [mailto:gianugo@apache.org]
> Sent: donderdag 18 april 2002 17:10
> To: cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org
> Subject: Re: (dbxml) Generator vs Source
>
>
> Rogier Peters [Rogier@hippo.nl] wrote:
>
> > - What are the differences between a generator and a
> source, other than the different structural locations and
> different ways of calling them in the pipeline
>
> Basically a source is a URL and can be used wherever a URL
> can be used,
> as a quick example with the XML:DB source you can store your XSL in
> an XML:DB database. Another place that comes to my mind is XInclude.
> Whereas a generator can be used only as a generator, i.e. in a fixed
> place of the sitemap.
>
> > - What are the reasons behind deprecating xmldb-generator?
>
> There was no reason for it anymore, given that FileGenerator
> was able to
> handle the XML:DB pseudo protocol directly. A Source is much more
> flexible and there was no loss of functionality.
>
> > - Should I write a source or a generator for X-Hive? (or,
> has anyone looked into this already)

Not that I know off, but it seems like this would be a nice little
sideproject for the X-Hive people themself... Since they are a supporter
of the XML:DB initiative, I assume they have some interest in supporting
OSS projects.

</Steven>


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