Cocoon 2 Programming: Web Publishing with XML and Java

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Wiley, Nov 1, 2002 - Computers - 384 pages
Thanks to the tireless efforts of open–source developers, Cocoon has quickly gained visibility as the preeminent XML–based Web publishing framework. Unfortunately, its documentation remains a significant shortcoming. If you′re new to Cocoon, gaining a sense of exactly what you can do with it can be difficult, and actually getting started can be even harder.
Cocoon 2 Programming: Web Publishing with XML and Java clearly explains the value of Cocoon and helps you build on your familiarity with XML and Java Servlets as you design, build, and implement a range of Cocoon applications. You′ll begin by learning to control presentation for various platforms, both wired and wireless. Then you′ll move on to Cocoon′s capabilities for logic control and content management, using both sitemaps and XSP to create a site dynamically generated from a variety of data sources and types.
As you′ll see, Cocoon also supports powerful organizing techniques known as design patterns, and you′ll master their use in both presentation and content generation. These are essential tools for the planning of your site; for after it′s implemented, you′ll command powerful techniques for site management and optimization.
The Web′s dependence on XML is growing rapidly––and with it the list of companies that have adopted Cocoon. Is Cocoon for you? Cocoon 2 Programming will guide you through your decision and far beyond, providing all the assistance you need to build a dynamic, XML–based site––and keep moving into the future.

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Contents

The Cocoon 2 Architecture
6
Uses of Cocoon
21
Interfacing with a Database
32
Summary
52
A Review of the Essential Technologies
55
The Cocoon Serializers
91
Logic Control The Sitemap
111
Introducing XSP Usage
139
Configuration for Debugging and Optimization
241
Optimizing the Cocoon 2 System
258
Patterns of Presentation
270
Patterns of Content Generation
289
Patterns of Content Generation 289
304
Resources
309
Sitemap Tag References
315
Glossary
321

XSP Logicsheets
167
Content Generators
205
Index
339
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Bill Brogden is a longtime computer programmer and wrote the best-selling Java 2 Exam Cram from Coriolis. He has also written for Sun's Advanced Technology Guides and the XML.com website. He is the author of Sybex's SOAP Programming with Java. Conrad D'Cruz has 14 years' experience with programming, including Java and XML, and is also an instructor in Web technolgoies. Mark Gaither is a 10-year computer industry veteran who has built sophisticated web systems for the Texas Department of Commerce, TManage, Inc., Activerse, High End Systems, Instant Sports, and HTMLScript.

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