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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: [OT] cocoon is like windows
Date Sat, 02 Nov 2002 20:53:18 GMT wrote:

>I thought of Cocoon as an XML/XSLT processing environment, not XML
>publishing tool. So, whenever someone makes something interesting with XML,
>Cocoon developers plug it in to Cocoon in form of transformer or generator
>and so on. So, I don't have to write Java programs for every XML tool, I
>nicely use Cocoon's component and make that tool cooperate with other stuff.
>Currently, I've to go and set up sitemaps. Why not to allow me 'directly'
>invoke any component I want? It'll be more interactive. Easier to experiemnt
>with and, perhaps, to learn XML.

Ok, I got it ! What you're looking for is a web-based sitemap editor ! 
Have you looked at sitebuilder in scratchpad/webapp ? This may be what 
you want.

However, your proposal mixed two very different concerns : the 
application developper and the application user.

Assembling pipelines through the web - or any other interactive GUI - is 
an application developper concern. But it is not an application user 
concern, and the user *should not* be able to tweak pipelines on the 
site it is visiting. This would be like giving the keys of your house to 
anyone walking in the street and say : "get in, it's open : look any 
datasource you like, update anything you want" !


Sylvain Wallez                                  Anyware Technologies 
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