Cocoon And Manakin
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The DSpace user interface layer is called Manakin. It is based on Apache Cocoon. Here are some helpful notes.
- An "aspect" is a bit of java code that creates XML to be inserted into a page. Aspects usually represent things that are repeated on multiple pages (e.g., the user's login status and associated menu items)
- A "theme" applies XSL to create HTML, which dictates the content's basic layout. We use separate themes for the Dryad look-and-feel, and the DryadLab look-and-feel.
- CSS dictates how the layout is rendered.
Flow of control
- the theme directs a call to sitemap.xmap for each abstract
- sitemap.xmap determines what classes to call
- pipeline may include a selector (decides which section of a pipeline to follow)
- pipeline must have a generator and serializer.
- pipeline may have an optional number of transformers in between
- all steps in a pipeline may be subject to matchers that turn pieces on and off for certain URLs.
- pipeline transformer classes modify the DRI
- the serializer runs the DRI through XSL in i18n
- the resultant page is sent to the browser, which may apply a CSS