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From "Naquin, Beth" <>
Subject RE: XSP help
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2002 18:06:19 GMT

You might try 

-- some of the sites listed in the cocoon documentation under cocoon-links,
such as  Make a decision whether you want to
embed your logic in your xsp page, use a logicsheet, etc

-- look at /cocoon/xsp/logicsheet example  It is a form with one text input
and a submit button.  I think this form posts to itself, then just displays
the user's input back to him.  But it might be an easy extension to perform
a query instead.

-- look at the esql logicsheet for performing database queries

-- look at some of the other cocoon samples and examples under
/cocoon/sample-apps.  There are some forms in there.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 10:27 AM
Subject: XSP help

Hello all, first post to this listserv :)  I'm having a little trouble
learning how to write XSPs.  I want to perform a very simple task, yet
really can't find many examples of XSPs anywhere on the web that will help
me accomplish my task.  What I would like to do is write an XSP that will
display a text area and a submit button and will then perform a database
query with the contents of the string retrieved from the text area.  I
really have no real idea of how to start.  I was basing myself on the file
upload example in Cocoon but getting nowhere.  I'm using Tomcat 3.2 and
Cocoon 2.0.  So far what I have is something like this that I hope makes
some sense:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<?cocoon-process type="xsp"?>

    <title>Search for a Knowledge Object</title>
        <form method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" action="upload">
         <textarea name="KONames" rows=6 cols=80></textarea>
      <p><input type="submit" value="Generate Metadata" /></p>




Then in the XSP:logic tags, I would perform the necessary queries.  Don't
know if this is the way to go about it.  Also, I know that I must change
the action attribute in <form> to something else, but what?  What I don't
understand is how to make my code run after the submit button has been
pressed.  I am assuming that this XSP page will generate xml and then I can
apply a stylesheet to format the data as I see fit.  Am I totally going
about this the wrong way?  Could anyone suggest a better approach.  It
seems as though XSP resources on the web are limited, could someone also
point me to some good XSP sites?

Thanks in advance,


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