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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <>
Subject Re: Having all the sitemaps in one directory
Date Fri, 05 Jul 2002 03:46:01 GMT
Agreed...  I like the mountable sitemaps concept..

Andy Lewis wrote:

>Uh...please don't do this....
>I'm with Stefano - keep it relocatable. Putting them all together will dramatically change
the way
>coocon must be set up and managed.
>For example - on the NASA Kennedy Space Center portal I'm syndicating a sitemap with each
>package (representing a channel, content area, portlet, or whatever term you like), and
>automounting them on the subscribing server. As it stands now, this works out great. This
gives me
>huge flexibility on what I can syndicate (database apps using the SQLTransformer, JSPs
even), and
>makes distribution very simple.
>>Piroumian Konstantin wrote:
>>>Hi colleagues!
>>>An idea just came to me: what if all the sitemap files where located under the
>>>directory and be mounted from the one that is called 'sitemap' (or configured
on xconf)? So,
>>>there can be:
>>>        sitemap.xmap - the root sitemap
>>>        samples.xmap - samples sub-sitemap
>>>        docs.xmap - documentation sub-sitemap
>>>This can serve for two purposes: better security (it's said that WEB-INF is the
most secure
>>>place in webapp context) and better managebility.
>>>E.g. for Forrest I definitely see a need for sub-sitemaps, otherwise we will end
up with a
>>>huge and messy sitemap, but as Forrest should pull documentation from multiple
projects (from
>>>CVS) which does not contain any sitemaps, so we are stuck to a single sitemap.
>>>What do you think? Is it possible now? This should be as simple as using another
name (not
>>>'sitemap') for the subsitemap and specify the needed 'src' in map:mount. Am I
>>The fact that sitemaps are 'relocatable' allows people to give different access control
>>different parts of the URI space. Placing them all in one directory forces more overlap
>>the various sitemap managers of the variuos places of the URI space
>>NOTE: nothing stops you from moving all your sitemaps in one location *NOW*, but I
don't want
>>to force people to do it.
>>Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
>>                         able to give birth to a dancing star.
>><>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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