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From Ovidiu Predescu <>
Subject Re: StrutsCX
Date Fri, 25 Oct 2002 08:43:52 GMT
I looked at it and it is interesting.

One thing which annoys me though is the use of XSLT to generate the 
output pages at the request time. I would much rather like to have the 
output pages preprocessed through XSLT the first time they're 
requested, and have the preprocessed form served later on. The 
preprocessed version can be a JSP or Velocity page, which is then 
processed to generate the output.

StrutsCX's design looks very similar to a very lightweight system I'm 
building using scripting languages supported by BSF as the controller 
and some AOP patterns thrown in for component based extensibility. 
Basically instead of using only Java for describing actions, you can 
use in addition JavaScript, Python, TCL or Netrxx. And yes, the wacky 
part is that these languages are used to describe your businesses 
logic, not only the flow.

If anybody's interested just drop me a line and I can explain more 
about this framework.

Best regards,

On Thursday, Oct 24, 2002, at 00:25 US/Pacific, Ugo Cei wrote:

> "StrutsCX is Struts with Castor XML and XSLT - but without JSP. 
> Therefore strickt seperation of business logic from presentation 
> brings development closer to the MVC pattern. In addition it allways 
> outputs well-formed XML (what JSP does not guaranty) and is much more 
> flexible on the presentation layer."
> I know close to nothing about Struts, so I cannot comment on the 
> usefulness of this beast in the context of Cocoon, but maybe it's 
> worth a look at.
> 	Ugo
> -- 
> Ugo Cei -

Ovidiu Predescu <> (Weblog) (Apache, GNU, 
Emacs ...)

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