I was browsing the white paper referred to; in
it mentions that XML files are "connected" to XSL files
by placing links to the stylesheets at the top of the XML
files.  It then goes on to say:

"This significantly simplifies content management because it 
enables you to make changes to only one content file and 
make no changes to the stylesheets because the content 
is totally separated from the presentation. 

Figure 8 illustrates how these XML/XSL transformations occur 
within the Cocoon publishing framework.  "

This is a little misleading and underplays the true value
added by Cocoon in completely separating content from
presentation - the "connections" happen in the sitemap;
there is no need to specify  stylesheets in your XML files;
as soon as you do this you are implicitly mixing content
and presentation.

If you are able, I think some changes would help
clarify the situation.


>>> [EMAIL PROTECTED] 30/06/2003 10:03:04 >>>
We had it already on the list last week, here is the official 
announcement. I have added the link in the CVS.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: Contact  Us Form
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 09:41:18 -0400
From: Jim Costello <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

We would be glad to be listed on your powered by Cocoon page. Our base 
url is The entire site is done in Cocoon 2, 
using standard XML/XSL with a docbook schema for our XML documents. The 
site currently has close to 4000 pages produced by approximately 300 
xml/xsl files. We expect to be producing about 10,000 pages by the end 
of the year with no increase in the number of xml/xsl files. The main 
content of our site are the reports, guides and studies that our Center 
produces. We needed a sensible way to manage these documents, control 
the source file and produce a variety of formats HTML, PDFs, multiple 
locations on the site. XML and Cocoon has been the answer. The site has 
only been live for about 1 month, but we've already seen a doubling of 
our traffic and it's much easier to maintain and find our information on 
the site now. It's all Cocoon and XML/XSL; no database involvement.

We also have a white paper on the site at that explains our
rationale and approach to using xml and cocoon.

One other component of the site at uses Cocoon 1 and mySQL 
database to power an information repository application. We will be 
upgrading this application to Cocoon 2.

Jim Costello
Web Application Developer
Center for Technology in Govenment 
(518) 442-3812

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