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From "J.Pietschmann" <>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 12235] New: - [PATCH] XPathTransformer
Date Tue, 03 Sep 2002 19:22:43 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> Why use Cocoon at all?

Pipelined XML processing is great. Also, Cocoon is really
great for mapping URLs to content. Including dynamic
content (with some work flow support it would be even

As for Cocoon aggregation vs. document(): aggregation
is good if the structure of the aggregated stuff is
relatively static. It's somewhat clumsy if parts of the
URLs come from the XML source, and in particular if the
number of aggregated parts varies. In these cases you
need a three stage pipeline: transformation to xincludes,
doing the actual include, then the final transformation.
This split of the whole process into two transformations
can be an advantage, but in most cases I found it more
of a problem during maintenance.

 > You need the right tool for the right job.


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