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From Alex Vishnev <>
Subject RE: Cocoon2:XSP->Excel?
Date Wed, 14 Nov 2001 15:52:38 GMT
Thanks for your comments. I did try to restart Tomcat to see if that helps,
but even after doing that the process looked hung. Can you explain what is
map:mount do? Should my map:match stanza look like this:

<map:match pattern="XMLj/DEMOj.excel">
        <map:mount uri-prefix="XMLj" src="XMLj/" reload-method="synchron"
       <map:generate type="serverpages" src="docs/samples/XMLj/DEMOj.xml"/>
       <map:transform src="stylesheets/excel.xsl"/>
       <map:serialize type="excel"/>


-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Entin []
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 10:44 AM
Subject: RE: Cocoon2:XSP->Excel?

Hi Alex,

I don't have hang problems, though opening Excel shows some HTML tags as
data. What I did:

- in main sitemap.xmap defined
   <map:match pattern="test/**">
    <map:mount uri-prefix="test" src="test/" reload-method="synchron"
- created subdir "test" (so no mixing with other stuff)
- put files from Marcelo's letter to the directory
- defined the local xmap (attached)
- opened url <host:port>/cocoon/test/excel

And it works.

Please note that sometimes after update of cocoon files (update of an
xmap file, update of compiled classes, update of an xsl), I have to
restart my tomcat - otherwise IE may load a page forever. May be it's
your case too?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Vishnev []
> Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 4:27 PM
> To:;
> Subject: RE: Cocoon2:XSP->Excel?
> Marcelo,
> Thanks for the files. BTW, there is a couple of garbage data
> lines on the bottom of source.xml. Looks like the file was
> not generated properly, or maybe the data is not in English
> and it only looks like garbage to me. In any case, just
> wanted to give you heads up on that. I did exactly as you
> outlined in your email. I copied excel.xls into stylesheets
> directory and source.xml into one of my project directory. I
> kept serializer stanza unchanged and inserted that into my
> sitemap file. I changed map:match stanza to match the
> installation keeping serializer as excel. However, I still
> get the same results, the process looks like it is hung or
> maybe just taking an extremely long time (over 5 min). Is
> this your experience as well? Anyone else is having the same problem?
> Alex
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marcelo F. Ochoa []
> Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 7:18 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Cocoon2:XSP->Excel?
> Alex Vishnev wrote:
> >Marcelo,
> >I tried to configure everything that you suggested. When I
> try to open
> >DEMOj.excel (or whatever it resolves to), the browser does
> not display
> >any data. It almost looks like the process is hung. Can you
> enclose all
> >of your files? BTW, as far as I understand dbprism does not
> play a role
> >in this transformation. Is that correct?
> >
> >Alex
> >
> >
> >
>   DB Prism is custom Generaror for Cocoon2, then XSP could
> play the same role in the xml generation.
>   DB Prism returns an XML as the source.xml file attached.
>   Then is transformed by the excel.xsl stylesheet, attached too.
>   But requires the special configuration into sitemap.xmap
> file to return an correct mime type for excel.
>   The sitemap modifications are:
>    In a serializer sections:
>    <map:serializer name="excel"  mime-type="application/"
> src="org.apache.cocoon.serialization.XMLSerializer">
>     <encoding>iso-8859-1</encoding>
>    </map:serializer>
>   In pipelines section:
>    <map:match pattern="xmlj/DEMOj.excel">
>     <map:generate type="db" src="/xmlj/DEMOj.excel"/>
>     <map:transform src="stylesheets/dbprism/excel.xsl"/>
>     <map:serialize type="excel"/>
>    </map:match>
>   Replace the pattern attribute according to your
> installation configuration and the generate type to
> serverpages type for XSP generation. Note that in this match
> section the serializer is "excel" defined into the previous part.
>   Best regards, Marcelo.
> --
> Marcelo F. Ochoa -
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> Databases" (Wrox Press
> Chapter 8 of the book "Oracle & Open Source" (O'Reilly
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