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From Diana Shannon <shan...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [report] xml-site update
Date Sat, 01 Jun 2002 13:14:26 GMT

On Saturday, June 1, 2002, at 08:16  AM, Robert Koberg wrote:

>>> I think we should attempt to catch internal links problems prior to 
>>> commits with the live site cvs.
>>>
>>
>> Yes. The LinkAlarm run will check them too, but that does
>> not hurt.
>>
> It seems so strange that you hard code these things...
>
> This should never be a problem. I don't understand the reluctance to 
> use basic XSLT features, but by referencing the link/menu data through 
> the document function (or whatever the right way is for cocoon - 
> strange that it has to be different...) you totally eliminate this 
> problem. If the link exists it is guaranteed to be correct. If a link 
> 'links' to something that does not exist, either do not render the <a 
> href/> (just the text) or wrap it in a span that has font-color:red or 
> something.

Part of the problem, Rob, is that we are dealing with static html files 
that are merged together. The live site is produced from static html 
files which result from release branch builds -- also html. We have to 
take partial results of a release branch build (files and directories) 
and merge with existing live site cvs files and directories. It's 
inefficient, yes, but Forrest will address this issue.

Diana


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