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From Ulrich Mayring <>
Subject Re: Cocoon Wiki (was: Re: [CLEANCOON] Let's clean Cocoon and modu larize it . . .)
Date Wed, 07 Aug 2002 08:40:53 GMT
Piroumian Konstantin wrote:

> Your are wrong saying that Cocoon does not server its own website. Cocoon's
> site is generated using Cocoon's CLI as well as the Forrest site
> ( or the recent version:
> The reason that the web site is not served
> as a web application is the infrastructure that has no running servlet
> engine on the web server.

As I said, there are probably good reasons. But from a marketing point 
of view it is still a show-stopper.

> Cocoon can be used to implement a Wiki application, isn't it? The other
> thing is that nobody had did it yet.

And people wonder: why not? Why are there Wiki implementations in JSP, 
but none for Cocoon? If it were easy to do, surely someone could slap 
something together right now.

> For lighter tasks a lighter tool is the best, but when you have a complex
> web application/site with customizable/personalizable content and layout,
> where you will need multimedia output of the same content etc. then you'll
> hardly be happy to do it using JSP even with its XML and Tiles like taglibs.

So, Cocoon is positioned as being only for large and complex websites?


Ulrich Mayring
DENIC eG, Systementwicklung

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