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From Lars Huttar <>
Subject Re: Coplet and generator question
Date Fri, 13 Jan 2006 16:47:53 GMT
Ard Schrijvers wrote:
>> Is it such a silly question? Or isn't it possible?
> Probably not, but I do not really, and I suppose others as well, entirely grasp your
problem. Lot's of people want to help at this list, but when a question is unclear, few answers
are given. Probably silly of me, but I for example don't know what you mean with a coplet...If
you explain a little more we can probably help you out
> AS
Excuse my ignorance, but is a coplet the same as a portlet?
I see lots of information about characteristics and usage of coplets on 
the Cocoon site and elsewhere; e.g.
but I can't find a definition of *what a coplet is*.
 From Christian's email and other context, it seems to be a lot like a 
But p. 19 of the above-mentioned PDF seems to distinguish between coplet 
and portlet.
Maybe a coplet is like a portlet but its content is generated from data 
configured as part of the portal, whereas a portlet takes its content 
from an external source?

Where did you first hear about coplets? Seems like I missed the memo. 
And doesn't even have a page on coplets!  :-o

>> I'm new to Cocoon and really don't know how to manage it.
>> Is there a hint in the docu I missed?
>> Thanks,
>> Barthi
>>> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
>>> Von: Christian Barth [] 
>>> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 12. Januar 2006 17:40
>>> An:
>>> Betreff: Coplet and generator question
>>> Hi, it's me again!
>>> I just wrote a new generator calculating some things in Java 
>>> and returning the results in an XML. This works fine.
>>> But...
>>> I need two coplets, one showing a kind of "overview" of the 
>>> result and the second one showing "details" of the result.
>>> Both have to be displayed on the same page. It would also be 
>>> nice if I could click something in the "overview"-coplet and 
>>> the "details"-coplet is updated.
>>> So how can I build two coplets from one data-source?
>>> Thanks,
>>> BArthi

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