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From Bruce Perryman <bperryman...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Forrest and Cocoon Integration
Date Sat, 13 Aug 2005 21:03:53 GMT
Thanks for your reply. Forrest was suggested to me as
a  CMS option. Thanks for clarifying. I am currently
reviewing Lenya and Daisy.

--- Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org> wrote:

> Bruce Perryman wrote:
> > I have an application designed with Cocoon from
> which
> > I want to enable the creation of other web content
> > (text,
> > images,  etc.)
> > 
> > 1)If I have a web application designed using
> apache
> > cocoon can I easily render the content managed by
> > Forrest?
> 
> I'm confused by your question. Do you mean you want
> to render the 
> content managed by your application using Forrest?
> If so, then yes, this 
> is easy to do. All you need to do is create an input
> plugin to support 
> your data format, since you are a Cocoon app already
> this means you have 
> your data as XML streams already so all you need to
> do in this plugin is 
> create the XSL to covert into our internal format
> for publication.
> 
> See the plugin docs.
> 
> > 2)Can Cocoon and Forrest be integrated easily?
> 
> Forrest is a Cocoon application, so integration
> couldn't be easier ;-)
> 
> > 3)Is there a Java API which will facilitate the
> > creation, revision, and access to content within
> > Forrest?
> 
> Forrest is not a content management system it is a
> content publication 
> system. For content creation, revision etc. you need
> a CMS system such 
> as Apache Lenya or Daisy (both Cocoon apps).
> 
> Forrest integrates well with Daisy since we have a
> plugin that allows 
> content to be pulled from Daisy.
> 
> We are currently exploring a simialr Lenya plugin.
> 
> Ross
> 


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