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From Ulrich Mayring <>
Subject Re: Cocoon Vision (was: How to edit,delete data on xml file or databases?)
Date Mon, 26 Feb 2001 10:36:57 GMT
Jeff Turner wrote:
> IMO, Cocoon is about separation of Content from Logic from Presentation. What
> you're describing is a *content* management framework, which Cocoon ain't. But
> it's an impressive vision nonetheless:) Thanks for airing it.

Cocoon provides a way to plug-in arbitrary functionality via XSP. That
is the crown jewels of cocoon and that is what other components IMHO
have to stack up against. Meaning that if you have an application that
does not - like cocoon - cleanly seperates logic, presentation and
content, then it won't be pluggable and thus won't be used (with
cocoon). The wrong way would be IMHO to try to plug Cocoon into another
application - all cocoon does is provide a publishing framework and as
such it is naturally the highest level of any application.

Slapping XML interfaces onto legacy (and new) applications will be huge
and Cocoon is the natural integration technology. XML Schema will play a
huge part in application development, the only remaining question is
whether the W3C will at some point provide a standard for app
development (like Schema Adjunct Framework) or whether things will come
out of the open source community.

All IMHO of course,


Ulrich Mayring
DENIC eG, Systementwicklung

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