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Subject Re: Design note - Building a template mechanism
Date Tue, 05 Apr 2005 09:38:04 GMT

hi elad

i'm using this approach to create static web static web sites 
the goals are:
- yu  have one layout file (.xhtml). then i get the content form each 
request (requested web page) and put it inside this layout
(now i'm close to have pages (web requests) that make an exception and use 
an alternative layout)

- you can define blocks with static content (html fragments) that can be 
reused in any page

- you can define your own elements that are translated to complex html

- there is a simple html 2 pdf transformation, so you are able to server 
content pages as simple pdfs

- you can change the theme for your site 

all this out of the box without to touch the sitemap.xmap

there is a sample in cocoon sample /scratchpad called Othello than 
demostrate all this but it's quite old

i have a new version with many modification but i dont have found time to 
make a pacth in bugzilla

if you want i can pack my working directory with some demo site to take 
a look

On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, Elad Messing wrote:

> Hello All !
> 	I am now in the design phase of the web-application I am working on.
> 	The application will have a fixed structure - header, footer,
> content in the middle, and menu on the side - and I am looking for the best
> practice to build this template mechanism in Cocoon.
> 	I have found in the wiki this page
> : but - It is from 10.2003
> - and mention working with version 2.0.4. 
> 	I was wondering whether this is still a best practice or maybe a new
> better feature allows for another practice - which is better. (might be that
> the Xinclude is involved ? Not sure)..
> 	Thanks in advance.
> Elad Messing

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