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From Mark Diggory <>
Subject Re: Native XML database system / use cases
Date Thu, 25 Feb 2010 01:28:35 GMT
Exist uses cocoon and cocoon has xmldb generators.


On Feb 24, 2010, at 7:11 PM, Johannes Lichtenberger <

 > wrote:

> Hi all,
> can you think of nice use cases for an integration of Cocoon into a
> native XML database system?
> I've recently implemented a generic Generator which reads whole
> (shreddered) xml documents from the database system, am currently
> implementing a simple XPathTransformer which reads an attribute from  
> an
> element "xpath", e.g.:
> <xpath expression="count(//text())"/>
> and an XQueryTransformer which does basically the same (but with
> XQuery).
> Furthermore I have integrated Saxon, but I'm not sure if it improves
> performance and is more scalable if I write an XSLT Transformer which
> uses the database internal tree structure instead of the TinyTree  
> Saxon
> uses...
> I've currently another lecture, where we have to visualize flickr
> pictures in Google Earth, but I think that it's nothing, which can
> benefit from Cocoon, because it doesn't really make use of the
> advantages of pipelines or REST (we have had to aggregate the pictures
> and sort them according to views, sentiment and date -- to show only  
> the
> "best" pictures (furthermore we implemented a grid/circle layout to
> prevent or reduce overlapping)).
> Can you maybe imagine some nice simple examples, which really make use
> of Cocoons strengths (I think it's still multichannel
> publishing/pipelines and hopefully REST with Cocoon3).
> Maybe a simple blog would be nice, what do you think? It could make  
> use
> of the StringTemplate integration and of the controller, which should
> simplify the implementation of a RESTful blog.
> Next week I've got a short presentation of my milestone which  
> integrates
> the above meantioned Generator and Transformers, but maybe you have  
> also
> ideas for other "cool" transformers.
> greetings,
> Johannes
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