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What is it?
Apache Cocoon is an XML publishing framework that raises the usage of
XML and XSLT technologies for server applications to a new
level. Designed for performance and scalability around pipelined SAX
processing, Cocoon offers a flexible environment based on the separation
of concerns between content, logic and style. A centralized
configuration system and sophisticated caching top this all off and help
you to create, deploy and maintain rock-solid XML server applications.
Cocoon interacts with most data sources, including: filesystems, RDBMS,
LDAP, native XML databases, and network-based data sources. It adapts
content delivery to the capabilities of different devices like HTML,
WML, PDF, SVG, RTF just to name a few. Cocoon currently runs as a Servlet
or from a powerful commandline interface. The chosen design of an
abstracted environment gives you the freedom to implement your own
concrete environment to suit your required functionality.
Where is it?
The home page for the Apache Cocoon project can be found in the Apache XML
Project web site ( There you also find
information on how to download the latest release as well as all the other
information you might need regarding this project.
Cocoon is implemented both as a Java servlet and a Java command line
application. The following requirements exist for installing it:
o A Java 1.3 or later compatible virtual machine for your operating system.
o Server API 2.2 compatible Servlet Engine.
[optional for command line operation]
Installation Instructions and Documentation
Read the INSTALL files in this directory for the installation instructions.
The documentation available as of the date of this release is
included in the "docs/" directory.
Look for the most updated documentation on the Apache Cocoon
web site (
Licensing and legal issues
For legal and licensing issues, please read the LICENSE files in the /legal
Thanks for using Apache Cocoon.
The Apache Cocoon Project
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