Cocoon: Building XML Applications is the guide to the Apache Cocoon project. The book contains the much needed documentation on the Cocoon project, but it does not limit itself to just being a developer¿s handbook. The book motivates the use of XML and XML software (in particular open source software). It contains everything a beginner needs to get going with Cocoon as well as the detailed information a developer needs to develop new and exciting components to extend the XML publishing framework. Although each chapter builds upon the previous ones, the book is designed so that the chapters can also be read as individual guides to the topics they discuss. Varied "hands-on" examples are used to make the underlying concepts and technologies absolutely clear to anyone starting out with Cocoon. Chapters that detail the author¿s experience in building Internet applications are used to embed Cocoon into the "real world" and complete the picture. mdMatthew Langham and Carsten Ziegeler
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1. An Introduction to Internet Applications.
A Brief History of Internet Applications. Application Architectures. The Challenges of Building Internet Applications. Using Cocoon to Meet the Challenges.
HTML Applications. XML Arrives on the Scene. Extensible Style Sheet Language (XSL) and XSL Transformations (XSLT). Building XML Applications. Apache Cocoon. Summary.
Prerequisites for Installing Cocoon. Step-by-Step Instructions. Obtaining a Newer Version of Cocoon. On We Go.
Cocoon: The Big Picture. A Closer Look at the Sitemap. Getting Practical. Advanced Components and Examples. Summary.
Which Data Sources? Designing the Layout. The Application Architecture. Putting It All Together. The Complete Entry Version.
The Cocoon Architecture in Detail. Advanced Sitemap Features. Using the Command-Line Interface. Practical Examples and Tips. Wrapping Up the User Perspective.
Designing the Portal. Integrating Data Sources into the Portal. Building the Portal's Functionality. Closing the Portal.
The Avalon Component Model. SAX Event Handling. Cocoon Internals. Enough Theory.
What Is Needed to Develop Cocoon Components. Sitemap Components. Advanced Components. Wrapping Up the Developer Perspective.
Extensible Server Pages (XSP). Extending the Extended Portal. Building the Portal with XSP. Adding New Features. Running the Portal. Conceiving and Designing a Cocoon Application.
The Application Concept. Different Types of Applications. Summary.
The Evolving Cocoon Architecture. Cocoon Usage Scenarios. Unraveling Cocoon.
Common Components in cocoon.xconf.
Avalon Framework and LogKit. Cocoon. Sax.