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From Lars Huttar <>
Subject Re: How/where to create a sitemap in a generated Cocoon 3 web app?
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2012 15:30:44 GMT
Jos, thanks for these helpful instructions!

I will create a sitemap at src/main/resources/COB-INF/sitemap.xmap and 
see how far that gets me.

I agree, it would be very helpful to have a tutorial for newbies! I'll 
be happy to make a contribution.


On 3/2/2012 12:47 AM, Jos Snellings wrote:
> Hi Lars,
> The instructions on the site are obscure because they presuppose a 
> good deal of Maven knowledge.
> Maven helps you to build the project: it puts all the files you need 
> together and at first it feels metaphysical
> (hey, will you let me control my own build?).
> But here's what I do:
> ThingToKnow1:  the elements you want to expose, and your sitemap are 
> in the "block". Your "cocoon webapp"
> is going to "mount" (my word choice) the blocks on a virtual path.
> ThingToKnow2:  You control Mavens behaviour through editing pom.xml. 
> Add your Cocoon block as dependency means that you are going to edit 
> the pom.xml.
> 1.   create the webapp from the archetype. The webapp contains close 
> to nothing.
>       It will contain close to nothing. It should contain the 
> "canonical structure" of a web project:
>           pom.xml
>           main
>           main/resources
>           main/webapp
>           main/webapp/WEB-INF
>           main/webapp/WEB-INF/applicationContext.xml
>           main/webapp/WEB-INF/log4j.xml
>           main/webapp/WEB-INF/web.xml
> Edit pom.xml, you will see the section "dependencies". Add the 
> dependency for the block you want to add (I said "mount",
> but I guess that is old fashioned).
> <dependencies>
> <dependency>
> <groupId>org.tiaterra</groupId>
> <artifactId>myCocoonBlock</artifactId>
> <version>1.0.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
> </dependency>
> </dependencies>
> 2.  create your block from the archetype
>      This will create a structure like:
> src
> src/test
> src/test/resources
> src/test/java
> src/main
> src/main/resources
> src/main/resources/COB-INF
> src/main/resources/COB-INF/javascript
> src/main/resources/COB-INF/xslt
> src/main/resources/COB-INF/images
> src/main/resources/COB-INF/style
> src/main/resources/COB-INF/style/images
> src/main/resources/COB-INF/static-content
> src/main/resources/META-INF
> src/main/resources/META-INF/cocoon
> src/main/resources/META-INF/cocoon/spring
> src/main/java
> src/main/java/org
> src/main/java/org/tanteterra
> Your site map is at:
> src/main/resources/COB-INF/sitemap.xmap
> And true, the documentation on the site does not make it easy enough 
> to step
> up the threshold and upgrade.
> [@group: shouldn't we do something about that. Cocoon is losing its 
> user base,
> it will end up getting adopted only by a few old people out there. It 
> is gaining momentum on the planet Zork but that's not
> going to help us on Earth, is it?]
> I hope this helps you on the way. It would make me very happy to know 
> that I am not one of the sole developers
> on this planet who chose cocoon 3 as a development platform, for the 
> few times in your life that you are in the
> position to make this choice for your customer! I chose for cocoon 3 
> because I liked the new architecture.
> [@group: this can be the start for a tutorial for newbies, someone 
> interested? I feel that the maven integration and
> the spring part deserve better explanation, they are way too arcane 
> for starters. A tutorial could explain how to get things
> done without first studying two other frameworks.]
> Kind regards,
> Jos Snellings

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