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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Using cocoon blocks as plugins
Date Mon, 17 Jan 2005 14:06:17 GMT

Reinhard Poetz wrote:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
>> David Crossley wrote:
>>> Ross Gardler wrote:
>>>> I almost have the plugin build file automatically creating plugins 
>>>> from Cocoon blocks, but I have hit a problem that I could do with 
>>>> some input on and since I am going to bed now I'm hoping someone 
>>>> will know the answer and save me some research when I start at this 
>>>> again.
>>>> What I need to do is tell cocoon to run with an xconf file that is 
>>>> not in the main/webapp/WEB-INF directory. This is because the xconf 
>>>> needs to be dynamically created to allow plugins that require 
>>>> entries in the xconf file (currently the file is created in 
>>>> project-tmp.
>>>> I note that the "site" target uses main/webapp/WEB-INF/cli.xconf, 
>>>> which in turn references main/webapp/WEB-INF/cocoon.xconf. The "run" 
>>>> target does not specify a config file since it picks it up from the 
>>>> webapp.
>>> Projects can use their own cli.xconf file, if that helps.
>> Oh, OK, but that would work only for "forrest site" wouldn't it? (I'll 
>> look into it)
>> Any ideas for "forrest run"? I'm just not sure how to make the webapp 
>> look somewhere other than main/webapp/WEB-INF for cocoon.xconf (I 
>> suppose I should really be asking on the cocoon list).
> The location of cocoon.xconf can be configured in web.xml. HTH

But web.xml is itself in a fixed location too (i.e. main/webapp/WEB-INF. 
What I am trying to do is find a solution that will not break the 
copyless behaviour.



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