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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: dumb question (was: documentation generation)
Date Tue, 02 Jul 2002 23:32:21 GMT
On Wed, 3 Jul 2002 02:55, Robert wrote:
> This might be a silly/dumb question, but why does the site doc
> generation have to be so complicated; i.e. using Cocoon.

It doesn't need to be.

> I know there is
> one PDF in there, but other than that, why can't it just be a simple XML
>
> > XSLT > HTML transform?

I tried to make it do this recently. However I ran into heaps of XSLT issues. 
NullPointers down in depths of xpath parsing. I ended up giving up and moving 
to anakia.

> Does all of Jakarta generate their docs the
>
> same way Avalon does?

Most use anakia (which uses velocity).

>
> - Robert
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leo Simons [mailto:leosimons@apache.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 4:55 AM
> To: Avalon Development
> Subject: documentation generation
>
> can we please standardize on this across the board?
>
> I am at a point where I really don't care anymore what the docs look
> like or what is used to generate them, just as long as it works. But we
> currently have cocoon (customized), jakarta-site (customized), and
> jakarta-site2 in use in various places, all of them broken to a degree.
>
> I spent about an hour yesterday trying to get cocoon working for tweety
> doc generation, gave up, then tried to copy the doc generation bits from
> phoenix, and ended up with a log containing around 50 velocity errors.
>
> I feel sorry for raising the subject, as we're only off worse now than a
> few months ago. If we go further down this path I'm gonna drop java
> alltogether and focus on something silly like PHP :/
>
> If you were to ask me now, we should remove dependencies on everything
> but jakarta-site2 and just live with the #*%!@ html it spits out. It is
> the only thing so far that works well.
>
> regards,
>
> - Leo

-- 
Cheers,

Peter Donald
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| The student who is never required to do what   |
|  he cannot do never does what he can do.       |
|                       - John Stuart Mill       |
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