In light of this thread on cocoon-docs, I decided to look into reorganizing the current doc structure. Following is a proposed TOC which I managed to make on my own. – TonyCollen.

There is also the proposed TOC which is also gives some good ideas as to how the docs could be organized.

This page will be the current workspace for organizing the documentation.

An alternative, somewhat similar, documentation outline is given in the [CocoonBlueBook].

The Cocoon Manual

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Table of Contents


Getting Started

  • Intro / Short History / Overview
  • Installation
    *Installing a Binary Release
    *Installing From Source
    **Build Targets
    *Customizing w/Blocks (
    **Note about copying to
    *Build-time Configuration (
    **Note about copying to
    **Build Directory Settings
  • Configuring Cocoon
    *Logging Levels
  • Security Concerns

Component Reference

This section will not have any "How-To" or Tutorial type material; it must be 100% reference material. How the components work (quickly explained) and any configuration parameters they might need. We also need to take into consideration how we want Blocks to be documented.TonyCollen

  • Actions
  • Authentication
  • Generators
  • Flow Layer
    *Function Reference
  • Logicsheets
  • Matchers
  • Modules (Input / Output)
  • Readers
  • Selectors
  • Serializers
  • Sitemap Elements
  • Transformers
  • XMLForms

Debugging Cocoon

  • Components
  • Flow
  • Sitemap
  • XSLT

Extending Cocoon

  • Custom Components
  • Connecting Cocoon to a Database
  • Other Avalon Components
  • Custom Blocks

How-Tos / Tutorials

Any articles (Such as the current WebServiceProxyGenerator docs) regarding how to accomplish a specific task will be put here. No reference material here!! There is lots of material in the current docs under "User Guide", as well as "Dev Guide", "FAQs" and "Tutorials" that can all be consolidated under this section.TonyCollen


  • Bug Database
  • FAQ
  • Mail List Archives
  • Mail Lists
  • Getting Cocoon
    *Nightly Builds
  • Installing Cocoon
  • Build Problems


  • Cocoon Community Bylaws
  • Extensive History of Cocoon
  • Hosting Services
  • Links about Cocoon
  • Livesites
  • Migrating from Cocoon 1 to Cocoon 2
  • TODO
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