Disclaimer: This post is a post about my opinions and experiences with the pipeline portal application, Cocoon. This disclaimer is included to disclaim any possibility that I may be wrong about this. Period. :-P
What is Apache Cocoon?
On paper its an impressive framework to construct a web application around practically any source medium, dynamic or otherwise. Cocoon is largely based on the XML philosophy (that everything has to be extremely complex and difficult to use to store simple information ([citation])).