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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re:
Date Thu, 25 Jul 2002 08:54:44 GMT

Marc Portier wrote:
> Hi all,
> 1 [WIP]
> working on the to complete the remote building steps...
> I'm getting more and more the feeling that this could be a nice opportunity
> to maybe also rehaul the build.xml and make it a bit more readable (using
> the upcoming templates)
> any comments welcome.

We should do our site as we do the others, I agree.

> 2 [removing some <filter>]
> Maybe a first question from my side:
> on the <filter> stuff:
> I read the comment on the inputmodules for the sitemap, so I guess this will
> eventually go
> but in the mean time I guess its needed to make it work
> just one question: there is currently filtering on the xml-content of the
> ./src/documentation/**/*.x* files, is that really necessary?


> (fun coincidence: the primer document
> ( fails to correctly show the
> skinit pipeline fragment because of this...@skin@ is translated to bert
> :-) )
> I will do some more searches and hope come to this conclusion:
> - nobody (except, Steven's primer.xml which is not knowing, and in the wrong
> way) is using the @skin@, @link#@, ... inside the actual documents (only the
> xsl's)
> - it's not a way of working we 'ld like to advocate
> so before someone thinks he wants to use it because it happens to work
> ATM...
> I'll make a list of who and what is using the @token@ s in a new mail.  If
> we can all agree on what and why I hope we can conclude to removing filter
> translations on the xml content in src/documentation/**

+1 to remove it right away.
Nobody uses it IIRC.

> 3 [warning: current side effect]
> one thing more: because of this approach the choice of skin is in fact
> active in the prepare stage rather then in the generate stage (there will be
> a small change to the forrestbot.conf.xml to reflect that)


Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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