Cocoon is an open-source development framework for creating dynamic websites with XML and Java. Its popularity is rapidly expanding as companies look for ways to manage content in XML. It allows developers to deliver XML data in a variety of formats, including HTML and PDF, and on a wide variety of devices. This book is aimed at both web designers familiar with Java servlets and XML, as well as Java developers who need to create complex documents from XML data. It extends and enhances the standard Cocoon documentation by providing the background on Cocoon's architecture necessary for understanding how to use it. It also offers extensive coverage of the XSP language used with Cocoon and real-world implementation examples, including developing a web service with SOAP and sending text to web-enabled cellphones. Lead author Bill Brogden has written a number of books on Java, including Sybex's best-selling SOAP Programming with Java.
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Thanks to the tireless efforts of open-source developers, Cocoon has quickly gained visibility as the preeminent XML-based Web publishing framework. Unfortunately, its documentation remains a significant shortcoming. If you're new to Cocoon, gaining a sense of exactly what you can do with it can be difficult, and actually getting started can be even harder. ISBN:0782141315