xslt alone or xslt/java for static site?
Looking for advice on the best approach to building static websites.
Last year I built a static website with XSLT. The content is in XML
and I run it through XSLT to update the site. The XSLT builds about
200 pages. Each page keeps a "bread-crumb" of links so the user can
navigate back and forth. The pages also indicate which "section" it is
in. The XSLT also builds the "print version" of the page.
I have a main template (basically a page template) that I call and
pass parameters to to make each page. For instance, if I pass
"articleIndex" to the main template, it knows to build the index of
articles. I used to rely on the context but I found this was easier
Is this good approach? It sometimes seems difficult to get what I
want. I tend to want to put things into arrays and pass them around.
I know Java but haven't looked into JDOM or Velocity.
Re: xslt alone or xslt/java for static site?
"ted" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Looking for advice on the best approach to building static websites.
Seeing that you already know Java, you might want to look into Cocoon  to
create your next site. (Cocoon can be used for both static and dynamic
websites.) One advantage of Cocoon is that you can use Generators  for
processing data sources other than XML files. You can also write your own
Generator , should the need arise.
Cocoon does have a significant learning curve, but there's an active
community that you can consult.
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