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Subject AW: Handling non XML structures in pipelines?
Date Fri, 22 Sep 2006 13:17:47 GMT
Hi Antony,


As far as I know it is not possible to deal with non XML data in Pipelines. Since they are
XML Pipelines and Sax events are passed from one pipeline element to the next, I can't see
any way to do what you want. On the other Side I don't see the point of doing this anyway.
You wouldn't be able to do any transformations. So I would recommend simply to build your
own reader for your non Xml content.





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Von: Antony Grinyer [] 
Gesendet: Freitag, 22. September 2006 14:46
Betreff: Handling non XML structures in pipelines?


Hi all,


Our scenario is simple, we have a service that returns some strings in a comma delimited format
and we'd like to use that data in cocoon for various transformations, however is it possible
to do something at the generator stage to convert this string into XML or does the source
of the generator (e.g. file, stream) have to be in an XML format in the first place i.e. editing
our service application to return XML is the only option? 


I guess what we're asking is whether cocoon can handle non XML formatted data? We do not want
our service to depend on the client as to what structure we return, such as XML.


Many thanks in advance,




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