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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: [RT] Blocks that modify web.xml
Date Mon, 26 Sep 2005 18:10:58 GMT
Upayavira wrote:
> Niclas Hedhman wrote:
>> On Monday 26 September 2005 04:20, Upayavira wrote:
>>> Surely, if, in an OSGi scenario, if a block needs a servlet, it should
>>> register it directly with the OSGi servlet container service, rather
>>> than messing with Cocoon's web.xml?
>> Has it been sorted out how OSGi platform will be positioned in 
>> relation to the Cocoon Servlet?? I.e. Is Cocoon a plain servlet 
>> capable of running in the OSGi standard HttpService? Is OSGi runtime 
>> platform running embedded inside the CocoonServlet? Both? Other?
>> If OSGi is embedded in the Servlet, it seems 'difficult' to provide a 
>> bridge between the outer servlet container and the OSGi HttpService. 
>> Does the servlet spec even allow runtime access to configuration and 
>> management yet (have not looked at it since 2.1 or something)?
>> Personally, I don't care if Cocoon would be stand-alone, but I think a 
>> lot of people would call it regression and get upset ;o)


> Well, we have briefly talked about the fact that we need to support both 
> scenarios. We need to be able to run the Cocoon servlet within an OSGi 
> framework, and this will probably be the default option, and we also 

I can not imagine who or in what environment will ever run this, and why.

> need to support running an OSGi framework within a servlet (and a Cocoon 
> servlet within that OSGi framework), for those that _must_ run Cocoon in 
> a servlet container, such as JBoss, etc.

This seems to me like the option used by most Cocoon users. IMHO, for an average 
Cocoon user it should not even matter whether you buried OSGi somewhere inside 
Cocoon or not.


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