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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: We need a detailed comparison with Struts
Date Tue, 11 Jun 2002 11:43:34 GMT
Ivelin Ivanov wrote:

> Sylvain,
> I had asked this question myself about 6 months ago.
> A few things happened since then, and Cocoon now has a new component: 
> XMLForm. It tightly integrades with Cocoon and provides all features 
> of Struts which I am aware of or at least I ever used.

I only had a quick look at it and had the same impression. This is good.

> Your document will be a valuable contribution. Please try to keep it 
> factual so that it does not trigger any negative cross project 
> reactions. Taking a few typical problems usually solved with Struts 
> and showing how they can be solved with XMLForm would be a good approach.

That's exactly how I want it to be. Struts being also an Apache 
projects, we should not start a war between projects, but show how 
Cocoon compares with Struts to people that may not have a real knowldege 
of either, but hear more often the "Struts" buzzword.

> Struts is a very successful MVC framework. It works great for 
> applications based on JSP.
> XMLForm was designed from the ground up to be a native part of Cocoon,
> which separates form content from presentation and allows reuse for 
> REST style Web Services.
> An experienced Struts developer will be able to answer many of the 
> questions you pose by looking at the XMLForm HOWTO.

Any experienced Struts developper out there that can give his/her 
opinion on this ?


Sylvain Wallez
  Anyware Technologies                  Apache Cocoon 

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