Re: [xsl] Re: Lightweight XSLT based web framework

Subject: Re: [xsl] Re: Lightweight XSLT based web framework
From: António Mota <amsmota@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 18:19:36 +0100
Do a search on AJAX Frameworks, maybe you'll find something worthy.

On 8/29/05, James Fuller <jim.fuller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Peter Gerstbach wrote:
> >Thanks a lot for your suggestions, I will give them a try!
> >
> >
> It is odd that no 'website' xml micro format (with accompanying XSLT)
> has never stuck or been attempted to become a primary standard. This is
> related to the diverse problem domains that web applications and sites
> cater for....also there are potentially endless debates about rewriting
> what is essentially XHTML etc....I think the other reason for
> non-adoption is the perception of benefit gained with validation from
> some underlying schema...but thats another story.
> one last suggestion;
> personally, I would suggest something of the following as a lightweight
> XSLT foundation;
> * use a native xml db as a smart xml based file system, I use eXist
> (dbxml variant) which gives u instant server side xpath/xquery querying
> of collections and xml documents, REST/SOAP/XML-RPC/WEBDAV interface,
> XSLT processing etc....
> * define a simple xml/xslt distro, using a global xml and global xslt
> (simple inheritance, dont get too complicated here!). Seperate XSLT into
> a top level dir called _stylesheet and place all resources (images, css,
> etc) under any event keep things simple. Doing this right
> will mean u can view xml/xslt on using either server side XSLT or client
> side, which is very useful for development
> * define a simple publishing workflow from native xml database to
> generate all static pages (I prefer using Ant as a controller of such
> processes, which integrates very nicely with eXist)
> * server side dynamic queries can be made directly from db xml (eXist),
> though I redirect requests using a little Apache rewrite magic....other
> functional stuff, like PHP processing should be controlled with pre/post
> processing at the apache layer
> * static resources like images, css, etc should be served up using
> something like thttpd
> * data validation can be performed using relaxng in eXist and its REST
> interface
> its never been a better time to 'roll your own' system like this....and
> if u need something in between Lenya/Cocoon/Zope/Plone/etc and simple
> xml/xslt processing I have found this combination works well in a
> continuous integration environment (keeping everything in svn, having a
> software build using Ant, etc).
> gl, and tell us how u get on. Jim Fuller

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