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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: FAQ and snippet, document() function
Date Thu, 11 Jul 2002 09:21:37 GMT

Conal Tuohy wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Nicola Ken Barozzi []
> <snip/>
>>Remember that using document(), you are effectively bypassing
>>the Cocoon
>>cache mechanism.
>>We will be able to give a TTL for the cache of single
>>aggregation parts;
>>  with XSLT it will not be possible, because out of our control.
> Yeah the XInclude example of mine (in Diana's posting that started this
> thread) started off using document() (wrongly!), but I changed it to use
> XInclude and fixed that problem.
> I think this cache problem is likely to be resolved soon though.
> Incidentally the same problem exists with <xsl:import>. I read some
> discussion about it on the Cocoon-Dev list recently - it certainly sounded
> feasible.
>>What you need is an XSLT-like syntax for aggregation,
>>because you may need many documents and not only one?
>>Again, you should have them defined in the Generation stage,
>>where you
>>have created the include directives, not after.
> The tricky thing is where the inclusion is recursive. In this situation you
> have a whole series of generation and aggregation stages. You have to use
> recursion, and your choices are to make recursive calls in the sitemap, or
> to make recursive calls in the XSLT.

Ok, see the other mail reply coming :-)

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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