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Expert advice needed for web design

liang gu
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Joined: Nov 05, 2001
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I am currently in the process of design the architecture for a web based product. I have 2 choices in my mind now.
1) "Jsp" + "Java components"
2) "XSLT" + "Java components producing XML" + "a small servlet combining XSLT and XML"
I am kind of prefer solution 2, because it is natually a perfect MVC, allows parallel work and easier development management on XLST and XML separately, and XML data can later be easily feed into non-browser client(though, currently at the early stage of the project, it is only planned for browser type client).
I would extremely appreciate the experts' opinion on the above design issue, especially people have been in similar situation.
Ken Pullin
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Joined: Jan 29, 2001
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Have you looked into the Struts framework? It's more towards number 1, but it's very easy to work with and already provides Locale support, validation, database connections, etc...
liang gu
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I know struts is a good product, but haven't worked on it. Does struts supports XML(like WML and wireless data)?
 
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