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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <Craig.McClana...@eng.sun.com>
Subject Re: struts and XSL
Date Thu, 01 Mar 2001 16:50:26 GMT
Michael_J_Quinn@nag.national.com.au wrote:

>      There are many competing technologies to embrace the
>      Model 2 pattern.
>
>      I get the feeling that XML/XSL and Struts are mutually
>      exclusive.  Is this a valid concern ??
>

I'm not sure that they are mutually exclusive, but there is a choice you ned to make
for the "outermost" controlling architecture for your web application.

If your application is primarily content publishing, with data based primarly in
XML, you owe it to yourself to consider a framework like Cocoon, which is aimed at
precisely this type of environment.  That doesn't prohibit you from using the Struts
custom tag library (if your presentation is in JSP pages), but you probably will not
need the Struts controller environment.

If your application is primarily a dynamic business app, you owe it to yourself to
consider the controller framework inside Struts.  This doesn't prohibit you from
using XML, XSLT, and XSP -- you can still use them to create portions of the content
of your pages -- but you probably will not need the Cocoon site map capabilities.

>
> Michael_J_Quinn@nag.national.com.au
>

Craig McClanahan



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