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From Grzegorz Kossakowski <>
Subject Re: XML Transforms and namespaceURI
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2007 19:27:36 GMT
Schmitz, Jeffrey A napisaƂ(a):
> As I struggled a little with this, and I couldn't find a such an example
> anywhere, I thought I'd post my simple custom transformer here.  Please
> take it with a grain of salt, I'm very new to this, so I'm sure there
> are better ways, but this at least seems to work.  Also, the log stuff
> isn't required, but nice to have when debugging.  It outputs the log
> file to your tomcat (not your cocoon) directory.
> And to the experts out there, please let me know of improvements I could
> make to this basic setup...
> public class Simpletrans extends AbstractSAXTransformer implements
> 		CacheableProcessingComponent {
> 	File logFile = new File("Simpletrans.log");
> 	PrintStream log;
Please do not log any information this way. It's hacky and highly 
unreliable. You should use Cocoon's standard functionality for logging.
so you should just log this way:
getLogger().debug("Bla bla bla");

The rest seems to look fine.

Grzegorz Kossakowski

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