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From Donald Ball <>
Subject Re: Status of Cocoon-1.X and Cocoon-2.X
Date Fri, 12 Jan 2001 23:21:43 GMT
On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Uli Mayring wrote:

> > Works fine "one" xsp - Stylesheet. Rest done just by performing proper
> > DB-Design and XML-Content generation. I am willing to contribute this as
> > a taglib if I would only have the time to do it. Damned ! Would take 4 -
> > 6 Weeks to adapt it in general.
> I guess everyone has such a personal solution, that's why I think we need
> to standardize. Your code looks remarkably like my framework and I don't
> think I sent it to you ;-)
> So we have essentially duplicated our efforts, instead of collaborating on
> one sensible thing to begin with. In my current project I already have
> 42KBytes of XSL Stylesheet code just for the frontend - and that is just a
> small project I am doing alone. I was able to re-use 12KByte of XSL code
> from two earlier projects, so 30 KByte have been written just for this
> project and they can't be re-used in the next one. I think that sucks.

we need standard interfaces between layers. only then can we get the
re-usable code thing going on. but i dare say that it's only just becoming
the case that we have enough experience with these projects to make a
credible attempt at defining these layers.

- donald

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