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From "Peter Hunsberger" <>
Subject Re: [RT] RESTful web applications
Date Wed, 05 Dec 2007 15:41:47 GMT
On Dec 5, 2007 8:16 AM, Reinhard Poetz <> wrote:
> Recently I've been thinking more and more about some kind of "Micro-Cocoon"[*]
> that consists of
>   o a slimmed-down sitemap language available in as an XML and as a Java dialect
>     (no component declarations, no sub-sitemaps, no resources, merged
>      match/select),
>   o a controller implementation that is optimized for being used in RESTful
>     scenarios (similar to Apples) and
>   o a lean forms framework that borrows some ideas from Webforms 2.0 and
>     follows the principles of REST. Daniel and I had some discussions about it in
>     Rome and I've started with some experiments but don't have anything
>     substantial so far.
> All the parts mentioned above should be useable in parallel with a
> traditional Cocoon 2.2 application. Thanks to the servlet-service framework this
> shouldn't be too hard to be achieved.
> If this sounds interesting to anybody, just let me know.

That's been on my wish list for about three years now.  Either Cocoon
2.2 has to grow into a system that can be pared down into a sort of
micro sized core or we'll end up finding another solution.  We just
don't need all the extra _stuff_ (<-- technical term)...

Peter Hunsberger

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