cocoon-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [RFI] Garbage
Date Sat, 21 Jun 2003 14:54:15 GMT
on 6/19/03 8:23 AM Peter Royal wrote:

> On Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at 05:53  PM, Pier Fumagalli wrote:
>>Unless I'm not mistaken, the above example template is _NOT_ a well 
>>XML document! :-) :-)
> Of course! I guess it was more of a, "why (nearly) re-invent the 
> wheel".. But obviously it was to escape the XML syntax :)

Yes. remember when I made a pretty long list of all the template
technologies with respect to SAX pipelines? the result was that the
closest to optimal was a reduced set of XSLT but without XML verbosity.

Well, this is exactly what Pier is doing: the perfect template language
for cocoon. SAX emitting (thus better than Velocity for us), simple
iterative and variable expansion constructs (thus better than XSLT which
adds a bunch of things), code syntax (reduced verbosity and markup
orthogonalization), focused on one thing (thus possible to optimize and

I welcome this effort with great happyness.


View raw message