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From Joerg Heinicke <>
Subject Re: [RT] Is Cocoon Obsolete?
Date Thu, 13 Oct 2005 21:03:31 GMT
On 12.10.2005 13:52, Daniel Fagerstrom wrote:

>>> But even then you realize that accessing the natural functionality 
>>> (and power)
>>> of Cocoon is often very difficult, because there is no obvious API 
>>> and no
>>> function library to access the core functionality.
>> BTW, this is the most negative issue with Cocoon at least one person 
>> has (I
>> don't mean myself and I don't want to speak in his name, so leave him
>> anonymous): Cocoon does not really provide an API you can program to. 
>> Take even
>> such a simple task as accessing session/request/etc.
> Agree about the lack of well defined API. Both in the sense that we 
> don't mark what is supposed to externally reusable and reasonable stable 
> interfaces. And in the sense that we have had feature creep in our core 
> interfaces as Berin showed for Processor.


> For session, request etc I think we should migrate to the servlet apis 
> as I wrote in an other message. Having own interfaces in this area 
> doesn't make that much sense anymore.

I can't follow your reasoning. We have an abstraction of the 
environment. Why do you want to give it up?


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