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From Yves Vindevogel <>
Subject Re: Graphs in Cocoon based upon database
Date Mon, 27 Jun 2005 15:49:38 GMT
Well, I've written my own XSL files to render my content, based on my 
if i want to use Forrest, I need to rewrite all my XML files.
As I was saying, I'm using the same techniques and principles, but only 
with my own XSL files.
And they are for a specific purpose, namely data reporting in a web 
page based upon a database

Plus, I don't know how Forrest handles data reports like mine.

On 27 Jun 2005, at 17:09, Ross Gardler wrote:

> Yves Vindevogel wrote:
>> On 27 Jun 2005, at 14:04, Ross Gardler wrote:
>>     Yves Vindevogel wrote:
>>         Hi Ross,
>>         I'm certainly willing to take a look at it. I will eventually
>>         chose one (forrest, fins, ....)
>>         I have another possibility outside cocoon, and that is using 
>> the
>>         R language on my postgres database.
>>         For now, I would like to go with Cocoon, if it is fast enough,
>>         because I can re-use my existing xml descriptions of the pages
>>         (the graphs are the same as the pages, but graphical)
>>     Forrest may help here too since it is a Cocoon based application
>>     (see below).
>> Hmm, I'm not so sure that Forrest will help me much. Forrest seems 
>> like a way to render content (xml, ...) into webpages.
> ...
>> All of that is rendered into a report which navigation 
>> ( Mail me offline for username and password 
>> if you want to look
> ...
>> So, I guess Forrest is not what I'm looking for in this case.
>> Although I use the same techniques.
> I'm sorry, I don't understand. You have an XML file and you need to 
> render it as a report. That is *exactly* what Forrest does (as a 
> website, a PDF, CSV, Spreadsheet or whatever you need).
> However, I'm not necessarily advocating Forrest for your case, only 
> mentioning that it may help. Whether it does or not is up to you, I 
> don't know enough about your use case. What I can tell you is that I 
> have a Forrest app reading content from live sensor readings in an 
> RDMS and creating reports from that data, complete with graphs. I 
> think that is what you are trying to do here.
> Even if I have misundersttod your use case I believe you *will* 
> certainly find the the Charts plugin useful since it contains 
> everything you need to embed JCharts (a graphs/charting package) into 
> a Cocoon app. Isn't that what you wanted?
> Ross
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Met vriendelijke groeten,
Bien à vous,
Kind regards,

Yves Vindevogel

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