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From Piroumian Konstantin <>
Subject RE: Tabs
Date Wed, 05 Jun 2002 10:14:55 GMT
> From: Bert Van Kets [] 
> I'm building the tab system.
> The tabs need to point to a certain directory.  Since the 
> root of the site 
> is a subdirectory I need to set relative links to the root of 
> the site.
> for example
> home = "/forrest/"
> how-tos = "/forrest/community/howto/"
> To be able to do this I must know the directory where the 
> site will be 
> deployed.  What ANT parameter do I need to use to get this 
> done?  How do I 
> implement it?  Can I just add @build.dir@ to my stylesheet?

Would you tell more on how are you going to implement that? Where are you
going to get the names of the tabs? It's not a good idea to have names of
the tabs the same as directory names. And I'd like to have an URI space that
isn't bound to the file system structure.

A while ago were proposed a site.xml (or it was index.xml?) that would carry
all the needed things for either the 'global-path' (apache > xml.apache >
project) or the tabs, menus, etc - something like a topic map, but nothing
yet done in that direction.

Regarding the path: you can use a sitemap parameter and pass it to your
stylesheet. But I think that we must find a better solution without a need
to specify the context directory.  


> Bert
> This mail is written in 100% recycled electrons.

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