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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: Cleanup forms/samples/resources
Date Mon, 29 Nov 2004 12:00:23 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> Reinhard Poetz wrote:
>> After working a lot with cForms the last week I was fed up by looking 
>> at the resources directory and always having a sense of staring at a 
>> big mess. I moved all images, css and js into their own directories. 
>> Unfortunatly this broke templates that reference images directly. As 
>> cForms are not stable I wouldn't care about this (it won't be the last 
>> thing that changes until we mark cForms as stable) and simply add a 
>> release note but if others think different, I could add an additional 
>> pipeline for gifs.
> As the number of resources is growing, it is good to organize them and 
> creating subdirectories is ok. However, we must keep them under a single 
> root resource dir to allow a simple <map:read> to serve any of these 
> resources.

I agree

> Too often I see sitemaps having a myriad of simple match/read for *.gif, 
> *.jpeg, *.js, *.css, etc when a simple <match pattern="resources/**"> 
> would do the job.
> Also, now that these resources have stabilized, we may move them into 
> the cform's jar, in order to avoid copy/pasting them in every project. 
> The resources pipeline would then become:
> <map:match pattern="form-rsrc/**">
>  <map:read src="resource://org/apache/cocoon/forms/resources/{1}"/>
> </map:match>

This is good for our users who don't have to copy around things and upgrading 
between Cocoon releases should become easier for them.
For developers working on e.g. the stylesheets this only requires one change so 
that map:read points directly to their SVN source tree.

Another question: currently all XSLTs are in the base directory of resources. As 
we only support HTML at the moment, this is not a problem.  But where do we put 
e.g. a XUL stylesheet so that we don't end up in a big mess?

I propose




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