The Preferences API is exactly that: for preferences. IMO this is best for client application (GUIs) that need to save and reload preferences for the application. That's the reason for the distinction between system root and user root . This is cool for our preview application and the "FOP utility" that I promised long ago and never delivered. But for configuring FOP (the engine) I consider the preferences API rather unsuitable.
We also need to make sure that FOP can easily be configured from within Cocoon which could be difficult with the Preferences API.  http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/util/prefs/PreferencesFactory.html On 08.02.2004 04:57:35 Peter B. West wrote: > possibly also the preferences API (java.util.prefs) for > configuration/user agent/user prefs? Jeremias Maerki