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From Drasko Kokic <drasko_ko...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [C2] Pipeing non-XML thrue Cocoon
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2001 19:25:22 GMT
Thanks for the reply Giacomo

I wish I could understand more what you are proposing
... would you by any chance have some code samples
doing something similar?!

What do you mean by "Write a custom Reader class that
retrieves that PDF and puts it down the stream." ?!

TIA
Drasko

--- giacomo <giacomo@apache.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Aug 2001, Drasko Kokic wrote:
> 
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I wonder if anybody had come accross this problem
> > before:
> > In the XSP generator I need to contact a back-end
> > system that (unfortunately) replies with PDF.  I
> would
> > like to know what would be a way to still use
> Cocoon
> > (because I have all other pages implemented thrue
> > XML/XSL).
> > Is there a way to insert the received PDF directly
> > into some kind of cache and just reffere it
> somehow?!
> 
> Refactor your back-end system interaction into an
> Action and store the
> result into a request attribute (if you need it only
> for one response)
> or put it into a Session object or the Store
> component (if you need it
> for more than once). Write a custom Reader class
> that retrieves that PDF
> and puts it down the stream.
> 
> Giacomo
> 
> >
> > I would be very thankfull for all/any responses
> > This is very much endangering my idea of using the
> > Cocoon technology in our portal business :-(
> >
> > Please, do not suggest that the PDF should be
> replaced
> > with some XML structure ... I have spent around 3
> > months fighting with our Billing department and
> have
> > not win the battle (but the war is not yet over).
> >
> > TIA
> > Drasko
> >
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