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From Mika M Lehtonen <>
Subject Re: pipeline in flowscript
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:33:29 GMT
Hi Robby,
"..create form definitions on the fly.."
That is my ultimate goal.

"Any reason why you don't switch to C2.2 or C3?"
Any reason why not continue using C2.1?
This is something I newer understood. Why did the C2.1 were almost 
abandoned. As far as I know, it is like 99% ready piece of software with 
little childhood diseases. I understand how much clever these new 
versions can be, especially in front of the expert eyes. But how much is 
left from the original idea? And anyway, the learning curve or the 
opportunity costs are little too high to switch into entirely different 
framework, albeit it would have the same name. And C3 is all the way too 
alfa for  production usage.

But if I find Cocoon to be the right framework for our needs, I will do 
the switching at some stage. But how long does it take before C3 is in 
stable state..

Back to my question, what am I doing wrong?
var form = new Form("registration.mika");  doesn't work
var form = new Form("forms/registration2.xml"); does work


<map:match pattern="registration.mika">
<map:generate src="forms/registration2.xml"/>

- mika -

14.3.2012 20:39, Robby Pelssers kirjoitti:
> Hi Mika,
> I can reassure you that this is possible. Most use cases have a static form definition
and you can bind data from your database to the widgets declared in this form definition.
 Hack, you can even use repeaters to get some dynamic behavior or even create form definitions
on the fly but those are more exotic use cases.
> Just one question though.  You only recently started to experiment with C2.11.  Any reason
why you don't switch to C2.2 or C3?
> Back to your question:
>  From flowscript you can access your Java components responsible for retrieving data
from the database. Next you can use the Cocoon forms api to dynamically populate your widgets
with values. This also works vice versa where on a form submit you intercept the widget values
and save them back.
> Robby
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mika M Lehtonen []
> Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 6:32 PM
> To:
> Subject: pipeline in flowscript
> Hi list,
> I started to experiment with the Cocoon 2.11 after a long while. I did
> some adjustment on the registration example.
> I added this to the samples/blocks/forms/ sitemap:
> <map:match pattern="registration.mika">
> <map:generate src="forms/registration2.xml"/>
> <map:serialize/>
> </map:match>
> and this modification to the registration.js
> var form = new Form("registration.mika");
> This is not working. Obviously this is trying to fetch a file with that
> name.
> /home/tomcat/webapps/cocoon/samples/blocks/forms/registration.mika (No
> such file or directory)
> How can I make this work with the pipelines?
> I am trying to create forms based on data in database, anyway that is
> the ultimate goal. I found some examples how to use pipelines in flow
> script, but I haven't been able to get them work.
> cheers,
> - mika -
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