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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Converting docbook on the fly with apache

Take a look at Cocoon 2 from http://apache.org. It is a big powerful
application framework, but it isn't too hard to set up its pipeline system
to process DocBook XML files with the XSL stylesheets.  It does caching.
You'll need Java, though.  You might want to get a third-party book such as
the Cocoon Developer's Handbook to help you get started.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frans Englich" <frans.englich@telia.com>
To: <docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 1:12 PM
Subject: [docbook-apps] Converting docbook on the fly with apache

> Hello all,
> I have a set of documents in docbook format on a website, which are
> updated(a script fetches from a CVS server). I don't want to serve static,
> generated html files(due to practical reasons) but dynamically. All of the
> files are separated(articles) and are hence relatively fast to parse.
> I want to serve html files, instead of DocBook+XSL, and hence must convert
> them on the fly.
> I have some questions concerning this:
> * Is there an (apache) mechanism which caches this conversion? (only
> when the file have changed)
> * The web server is probably running apache 1.3, and without Java
> PHP is there for sure. What solution is suitable for my conditions?
> Eventually, server upgrades are possible so feel free to suggest solutions
> outside above outlined scope.
> I have practically no experience with Apache, so I can use document
> into that cathedral. Especially, on the "serving chain", and architecture
> general. I need to be able to figure out if php code is expanded before
> conversion, for example.
> Any ideas and suggestions are highly appreciated.
> Frans
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