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From "Vadim Gritsenko" <>
Subject RE: Running Cocoon on non-compliant servlet engines
Date Wed, 20 Mar 2002 14:25:20 GMT
> From: Sylvain Wallez []
> Hi folks,
> The project I'm currently working on requires Cocoon to run on a
> old Netscape Enterprise server 4.1, which has the servlet 2.2 classes
> but doesn't implement them correctly : no context directory, no
> classloader for WEB-INF, funky resolution of context resources, etc.
> So I wrote a BootstrapServlet that sets up a servlet-2.2 compliant
> ServletContext and ClassLoader and uses this environment to create the
> CocoonServlet to which it delegates request handling. And now Cocoon
> runs smoothly !
> I guess this could also be used for other "legacy" engines still
> out there. Are people interested in this ? If yes, I can add it to the
> scratchpad in CVS. Or we could even include it in the soon-to-come
> (Carsten ?).

+0.5, if you write installation steps also. ;)

> <shameless-plug>
> For the same project, I also wrote the BlobSource (see
> which I had no feedback up to now. Nobody interested in this ?

It is definitely piece to have; also I don't see immediate usage for it
in my project. Let it cook a little bit more in the scratchpad, and then
we could promote it.


> </shameless-plug>
> Cheers,
> Sylvain
> --
> Sylvain Wallez
>  Anyware Technologies                  Apache Cocoon

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