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From Brett McLaughlin <bmcla...@algx.net>
Subject Re: Sitemap and Links...
Date Thu, 06 Jan 2000 20:20:26 GMT
Donald Ball wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 5 Jan 2000, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
> > > I'm thinking in the
> > > case of most hosting companies, which offer plans with a lot of cool stuff
> > > (cgi, php, mysql, or even coldfusion...) but without having a dedicated
> > > server for each costumer. Are ISP going to be able to offer Cocoon as a
> > > extra service without too much pain?
> >
> > Yes, IMO, much more easier to leave a single Cocoon for each virtual
> > host rather than having one cocoon for all. A lot more client
> > flexibility of configuration.
> 
> Okay, I must bring up a possible counterexample. Some of my designers feel
> that 'hostname' directed browsing is going to become more and more
> prevalent. that is to say, instead of URLs like this:
> 
> http://news.com/europe/
> http://news.com/africa/
> 
> we'll use things like this:
> 
> http://europe.news.com/
> http://africa.news.com/
> 
> That's all well and good, but it's very likely that one would want to use
> the same sitemap for all *.news.com sites, just direct the user towards
> different XML data (and possible stylesheets) depending on the hostname
> chosen.
> 
> Now, there's nothing in the servlet spec that prevents many virtual hosts
> from sharing one servlet. Apache-JServ allows one servlet zone to be
> mounted in many virtual hosts. Why can't we build something into the
> sitemap to accomodate site designers who want this sort of functionality?
> 
> <host name="europe.news.com">
>  ... other directives here ...
> </host>
> 
> Next question - it would seem that the general consensus is towards
> Pier and Stefano's proposed map syntax, with the 'prefix' tag as suggested
> by Brett. Is that so? If so, let's work on a pseudocode algorithm for
> using the sitemap and then implement it already. I can't see anything
> horrendously difficult there (not anything as hard as, say, XSP :))

+1.  I have been looking/waiting for a TODO or something to start on for
almost two weeks... I also want to work on it enough so I can start
committing myself ;-)

Donald, if you don't get a response, let's start one ourselves in the
next day or two... 

-Brett

> 
> - donald

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