Hi,

  It is great stuff! ( similar idea to Apache Cocoon )... now all we need is 
someone to put in an XSLT( 4XSLT ) processor into the core Zope code-  are 
there any immediate plans for this?  note: i realize this has been discussed 
before :) .

  -thanks, Josh Z



>Hi, Josh
>
>     Thanks for the insight! I also just noticed that there is a whole lot 
>of
>good information already up there in the Wiki. This does look like great
>stuff. I see how it complements Zope's current data storage capabilities. 
>It
>provides good ways to move XML data in and out of the ZODB via XSLT and to
>store and manipulate XML data efficiently using XML Documents. These are
>excellent capabilities indeed.
>
>     Have a great weekend!
>
>Kevin
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Josh Zeidner" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>Sent: Friday, June 02, 2000 10:54 AM
>Subject: Re: [Zope-dev] The future of Zope with XML( what does ZDOM do for
>us? )
>
>
> >
> > Hi Kevin,
> >
> >   What FourThought/DC are currently doing with Zope will allow for fast
> > transformations to memory-resident structured data( ZDOM or whatever ) 
>to
> > exportable XML documents( which are simply strings of characters ).  
>This
> > introduces( to the Zope world ) cutting edge metaphors in 
>web-application
> > design.  All data to be served to a client is some form of XML: 
>including
> > HTML ( a better term: structured data ).  The internal structure, or
> > representation( or "deep structure" if you are into Chomsky ),  is the
> > data/knowledge as the web site managers see it- and most likely the most
> > accurate and flexible when dealing with the particular
>ormation-domain(
> > this is what theyre paid for :) ).  Each user has custom needs- and 
>wants to
> > see this information the way they( or the applications working on thier
> > behalf ) are accustomed to.  So, architectually speaking, we need a way 
>to
> > easily and quickly construct XML documents from some meta-type( our 
>internal
> > structure ).  This is what ZDOM is accomplishing for us.
> >
> >   Parsing is a expensive endeavor.  It is not practical to parse 
>character
> > streams every time we want to get at our data.  So the solution is to
> > represent the data as something more computationally digestible.  Again 
>:
> > this is
>what ZDOM is accomplishing for us.
> >
> >   Does this answer your question?
> >
> >   have a good weekend,
> >
> >   Josh Zeidner
> >
> >
> >
> >     -"zippa-dee-doo-da" , uncle remus
> >
> > >Hello,
> > >
> > >     Thanks for getting this document going. It's good to see where XML
>is
> > >going in Zope.
> > >
> > >     I do have a question, though. For me, the main value in XML has 
>been
> > >in
> > >its usefulness as a flexible interchange format. Right now, I can store
> > >data
> > >as objects (either straight Python or ZClasses) in Zope and transform
>those
> > >into XML if I need to share it with the outside world (eg RSS).
>Similarly,
> > >though I haven't done this, I believe I can take XML from the outside
> > >world,
> > >parse it and store it in objects in the database. Are there advantages 
>to
> > >storing the data in Zope as XML vs. storing my data as objects?
> > >
> > >Thanks,
> > >Kevin
> > >
> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >From: Glenn Gasmen
> > >To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > >Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > >Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2000 11:05 PM
> > >Subject: [Zope-dev] The future of Zope with XML
> > >
> > >
> > >http://www.zope.org/Wikis/zope-xml/Unified%20Vision
>
>
>
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