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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: JSP vs. XSP
Date Thu, 01 Jun 2000 12:58:58 GMT
Ed Staub wrote:
> >Note: other then this, XSP and JSP are pretty much equivalent even if I
> >personally don't like their un-nestable markup syntax which make mixing
> >content and logic a lot harder... but that's just personal taste and
> >doesn't count as a technical argument.
> Stefano,
> I think your intuition ("personal taste") may be ahead of your conscious
> mind here.

Interesting vision: two of my selfs arguing using my background
cycles... :)

> The markup syntax is a really key point!!!
> Evolution of server-side capabilities will depend in part on the development
> of GUI (and other) tools to facilitate authoring, use and reuse of page
> components (in the broadest sense).  Without the coherent syntactic
> structure of XSP, the  development of these tools will be severely impaired.

I agree.

> (Chicken and egg...)  I think that the development (or lack thereof) of
> these tools will have substantial impact on the destiny of Cocoon.

I agree. This is why a key design concern of the sitemap is
future-compatibility with such tools.

Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
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