This section provides step-by-step instructions on installing Cocoon into an Apache environment. We will be using the Apache Tomcat Servlet Engine. The required components can be downloaded from their respective web sites or copied from the CD.
Using Apache Tomcat As the Servlet Engine
The first step in getting a running version of Cocoon onto your system is to install Apache Tomcat, the servlet engine provided by Apache. As you’ve seen in previous chapters, and as is most common in today’s Internet architectures, an Internet server normally receives incoming HTTP requests via a web server. Depending on the web server’s configuration, the requests are served directly by the web server itself or are passed to a servlet ...