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From "Ron van de Ven" <>
Subject RE: csp transformer
Date Mon, 25 Jul 2005 14:40:26 GMT

Yes, that's what I intended.
Is there anymore documentation then the normal amount of documentation?
Is there a plan to rewrite some transformers with this transformer as it's
(E.g. the jx-template transformer).

Regards,    Ron

-----Original Message-----
From: Vadim Gritsenko [] 
Sent: maandag 25 juli 2005 14:36
Subject: Re: csp transformer

Ron van de Ven wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been using for quite some time now. When studying the 
> transformers I see the same pattern coming back; the transformers look 
> for a certain element name, and on the position of the element name 
> insert xml.
> Isn't it therefore a good idea, to make a CocoonServerPagesTransformer.
> This CSPTransformer looks up a cld.xml file. The cld file contains a 
> mapping of element name to XmlPipe implementation. The CSPTransformer 
> filters for the cld.xml element names and when finding one 
> instantiates the XmlPipe implementation, and invokes it's 
> xmlGenerate() method.
> The advantage of this approach is that it's much easier for developers 
> not so familier with cocoon, to extend cocoon transformes. It also 
> prevents from having the performance overhead of having to use an 
> extra transformer when you just need a small extension to an already 
> existing transformer.
> What do you think?

Take a look at the taglib block, TagTransformer.


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