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From Andre Juffer <>
Subject Re: Cocoon Forms [absolute beginner]
Date Mon, 28 Nov 2011 09:53:10 GMT
On 11/28/2011 10:29 AM, Robby Pelssers wrote:
> I agree. Although flowscript's continuations can be useful they do tend to claim lots
of resources and as a cocoon beginner it might make more sense to jump onto the C3 wagon from
the start. I think it offers a easier learning path although from (advanced -->  writing
custom components) documentation point of view there is still some progress to be made.  Cocoon's
proposition is not so much about building advanced forms rather than being a state-of-the-art
framework for XML processing. And with C3 you can easily integrate C3 into any Java framework
you already are familiar with.

A combination you may want to have a look at is using Dojo toolkit ( ) on the client and cocoon's REST implementation 
on the server. From a performance point of view this is very efficient. 
Dojo does not require any knowledge of XML. It favors JSON 
( instead.

> Robby
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Francesco Chicchiriccò []
> Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 9:13 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Cocoon Forms [absolute beginner]
> On 27/11/2011 02:57, nowbert3 wrote:
>> Hi! As mentioned in the subject, Cocoon project is something new to me. While
>> still exploring, I must admit I'm beginning to really like it. The question
>> is simple and perhaps a little stupid, but here goes - are there any
>> developed tools/editors (possibly wysiwyg) that allow simple users, with no
>> xml (java) knowledge create/generate a form (actually form model, template
>> etc.) directly from the web - working as some kind of cms in a more tidy
>> way.
> Hi,
> unfortunately there is nothing about what you say above. I know that
> there has been something in that direction in the past, but nothing
> progressed enough to be considered usable.
> Which version are you running? 2.1 or 2.2?
> Anyway, if you are stepping for the first time into Cocoon fields, I'd
> rather suggest you to start looking at version 3.0 [1]; despite its
> alpha status, it's quite mature.
> Cocoon 3.0 pushes a "minimal" approach: so for example you would deal
> with proper web frameworks (like as Wicket [2], for example, for which a
> cocoon-wicket integration module is available), leaving the XML
> processing stuff to Cocoon pipelines.
> If you are interested, there are some samples about Cocoon-Wicket
> integration [3] and Cocoon-Hippo CMS integration [4].
> Regards.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]

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