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From Jeff Turner <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Use CVS Forrest, Forrestbot for docs
Date Sun, 23 Mar 2003 15:21:18 GMT
On Sun, Mar 23, 2003 at 09:54:53AM -0500, Diana Shannon wrote:
> On Sunday, March 23, 2003, at 08:49  AM, Jeff Turner wrote:
> >>
> >>>- Switch on Forrestbot's commit facility, so any committer can
> >>>  regenerate and commit the updated HTML/PDF from the web interface.
> >>
> >>+100 -- but we have a bit to do (jars pages, faqs, and redirects) 
> >>before
> >>it becomes the web site.
> >
> >Whereabouts does Cocoon need redirects?  Should redirects be done with 
> >.htaccess files or <meta> refreshes?  If .htaccess, they could exist
> >in xml-site without Forrest interfering.
> I think most, though not all, redirects should be committer-
> configurable/accessible. That is, when doc URI space changes, the person 
> introducing the change needs the ability to indicate a redirect is 
> required. This has happened a lot over the past year.
> Isn't a single redirect config xml file  (with old URI and new URI) that 
> is parsed to create a single .htaccess file more efficient/maintainable 
> than individual pages with <meta> refreshes?

Yes, this is certainly something Forrest should tackle.  I have a
half-written RT on an implementation somewhere..  Right now though, I
just want to establish what functionality the old doc system provides
that Forrest doesn't.  Sounds like FAQs and jars.html is all?


> Diana

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