Cocoon is an open-source publishing framework from Apache. It
is very successful in the pharma world. We know of at least 3 major pharma
companies in Switzerland that have a Cocoon implementation running or in
Cocoon allows dynamic webpublishing of (dynamic) data from databases
(relational or native-XML), not only in HTML format, but also in (important
for regulatory purposes) PDF format.
Cocoon heavily relies on XML, which is generated from database data, and
on XSL(T) and XSL-format
(the latter for generation of PDF documents).
Computer Chemistry Consultancy, August 2002