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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Use Cocoon Portlets rather than views?
Date Sun, 31 Jul 2005 14:50:43 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> Ferdinand Soethe wrote:
>>At ApacheCon Johannes, after listening to the presentation on Cocoon
>>portlets, raised the question if views were not re-inventing the wheel
>>with Cocoon portlets (I hope I remember the name right) already
>>offering a similar functionality.
>>Ross said that he wanted to take a look at the latest version in
>>Cocoon and see if and how far we are actually duplicating
>>Ross, are you still going to comment on this? Can anybody else please
>>comment? Are we in fact reinventing the wheel here?
>>With all the work going into implementing views, testing and
>>documenting them right now I'd like to see such a discussion happen
>>rather soon.
> This is a very interesting topic. I went to Carsten's talk
> about Cocoon Portal at ApacheCon. Being a Cocoon application
> it seemed that it could be integrated easily.
> Johannes had a quick experiment at ApacheCon and i think
> talked to Carsten a bit.
> I wonder if the way forward is an integration of portals
> and our "views", i.e. the portal does some of the work
> and our views does the rest.

This is what I suspect. Portals are way advanced in terms of integration 
of content and config systems. However, from a cursory glance at the 
portals I think that views has much to bring to the party with respect 
to themes (take a look at the HTML code of a portal generated page on 
the demo below, you'll quickly see what I mean.

> There is an online demo at:
> and Carsten's session slides are at


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