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From "John L. Webber" <>
Subject Re: books on cocoon
Date Mon, 05 Jan 2004 15:02:13 GMT
I think the problem is, Cocoon is moving ahead so rapidly, any book is 
out of date as soon as it is published.  I agree about the Cocoon 
Developer's Handbook; it wasn't a bad introduction, but most of the 
advice is outdated.

I just started plowing through Michael Kay's XSLT 2nd Edition; it's the 
best XSLT/XPath book I've found yet, though definitely not a book for 
reading cover to cover in one sitting.


Brian McCallister wrote:

> FWIW, I don't know of any Cocoon books that reflect current 
> recommended Cocoon practices. At ApacheCon I had the big purple Sams 
> book recommended, but I happen to have it, and wish I didn't as it is 
> basically how-to-do-things-in-xsp-that-shouldn-'t-be-done-in-xsp =)
> I have found that, by far, the online Cocoon docs far surpass any 
> available books. The wiki is good as well, but it suffers from wiki-now.
> As for transforms, the Wrox XSLT reference was recommended here by 
> several people. I have the Ken Holman's /Definitive XSLT and XPath/ 
> and it has been able to answer all of my questions.
> -Brian
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