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From Jos Snellings <>
Subject Re: How/where to create a sitemap in a generated Cocoon 3 web app?
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2012 16:02:16 GMT
Well, that's two of us. In fact, three, as Francesco would be willing to 
contribute as well.
The mail is a good starting point. And then I notice a **strong** 
suggestion to release. Put that together
and we can get this thing rolling again!
Let's rock!

Have a nice weekend,

On 03/02/2012 04:30 PM, Lars Huttar wrote:
> Jos, thanks for these helpful instructions!
> I will create a sitemap at src/main/resources/COB-INF/sitemap.xmap and 
> see how far that gets me.
> I agree, it would be very helpful to have a tutorial for newbies! I'll 
> be happy to make a contribution.
> Lars
> On 3/2/2012 12:47 AM, Jos Snellings wrote:
>> Hi Lars,
>> The instructions on the site are obscure because they presuppose a 
>> good deal of Maven knowledge.
>> Maven helps you to build the project: it puts all the files you need 
>> together and at first it feels metaphysical
>> (hey, will you let me control my own build?).
>> But here's what I do:
>> ThingToKnow1:  the elements you want to expose, and your sitemap are 
>> in the "block". Your "cocoon webapp"
>> is going to "mount" (my word choice) the blocks on a virtual path.
>> ThingToKnow2:  You control Mavens behaviour through editing pom.xml. 
>> Add your Cocoon block as dependency means that you are going to edit 
>> the pom.xml.
>> 1.   create the webapp from the archetype. The webapp contains close 
>> to nothing.
>>       It will contain close to nothing. It should contain the 
>> "canonical structure" of a web project:
>>           pom.xml
>>           main
>>           main/resources
>>           main/webapp
>>           main/webapp/WEB-INF
>>           main/webapp/WEB-INF/applicationContext.xml
>>           main/webapp/WEB-INF/log4j.xml
>>           main/webapp/WEB-INF/web.xml
>> Edit pom.xml, you will see the section "dependencies". Add the 
>> dependency for the block you want to add (I said "mount",
>> but I guess that is old fashioned).
>> <dependencies>
>> <dependency>
>> <groupId>org.tiaterra</groupId>
>> <artifactId>myCocoonBlock</artifactId>
>> <version>1.0.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
>> </dependency>
>> </dependencies>
>> 2.  create your block from the archetype
>>      This will create a structure like:
>> src
>> src/test
>> src/test/resources
>> src/test/java
>> src/main
>> src/main/resources
>> src/main/resources/COB-INF
>> src/main/resources/COB-INF/javascript
>> src/main/resources/COB-INF/xslt
>> src/main/resources/COB-INF/images
>> src/main/resources/COB-INF/style
>> src/main/resources/COB-INF/style/images
>> src/main/resources/COB-INF/static-content
>> src/main/resources/META-INF
>> src/main/resources/META-INF/cocoon
>> src/main/resources/META-INF/cocoon/spring
>> src/main/java
>> src/main/java/org
>> src/main/java/org/tanteterra
>> Your site map is at:
>> src/main/resources/COB-INF/sitemap.xmap
>> And true, the documentation on the site does not make it easy enough 
>> to step
>> up the threshold and upgrade.
>> [@group: shouldn't we do something about that. Cocoon is losing its 
>> user base,
>> it will end up getting adopted only by a few old people out there. It 
>> is gaining momentum on the planet Zork but that's not
>> going to help us on Earth, is it?]
>> I hope this helps you on the way. It would make me very happy to know 
>> that I am not one of the sole developers
>> on this planet who chose cocoon 3 as a development platform, for the 
>> few times in your life that you are in the
>> position to make this choice for your customer! I chose for cocoon 3 
>> because I liked the new architecture.
>> [@group: this can be the start for a tutorial for newbies, someone 
>> interested? I feel that the maven integration and
>> the spring part deserve better explanation, they are way too arcane 
>> for starters. A tutorial could explain how to get things
>> done without first studying two other frameworks.]
>> Kind regards,
>> Jos Snellings

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