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From "Berin Loritsch" <>
Subject Do we have selectors that can choose a stylesheet based on DTD?
Date Fri, 26 Jul 2002 18:05:20 GMT
In Avalon land, I am trying to standardize on one documentation style
the whole site.  So far we have come a long way.  Unfortunately, some of
the developers have grown quite dissalusioned with Cocoon for doc
As a result, some of the sub-projects are generated using Anakia.

The grievances are really pretty much the same:

1) Too much verbosity (that's why we have taken strides to remove
2) Too slow (although it is within acceptable ranges)
3) It takes too many resources--this has pretty much been addressed
3) No ANT integration (something we should probably look into)
4) Not easy to just plug and play.

The last one is the point that I am trying to remedy.  I want to make
the docs render the same whether they are done with Anakia or with
Cocoon.  IOW, if the docs are layed out in a certain way:

  menu.xml (in Anakia's project.xml format)

Then we should be able to generate the site with either tool.
As a short stop gap, it would be really nice to be able to determine
which stylesheet I need to use by detecting the DOCTYPE of the
source document.  I really only want the DOCTYPE of what comes from
the Generator.

This feature will also help with componentizing Cocoon with app
components.  The parent site will be able to render everything as
expected just as long as it knows what is coming out of a component...

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
 deserve neither liberty nor safety."
                - Benjamin Franklin

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