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From Steven Noels <>
Subject Re: general questions
Date Fri, 26 Jul 2002 09:45:31 GMT
Ian Atkin wrote:

> seems like a lot of re-use/duplication across skins, i'm going to have a 
> think about this

David seems to be readying himself to nuke the forrest-site skin and 
install bert as the default - so don't overdo it

>> do you want me to change the faq, then? :-) 
> no i'll do a patch, it'll be good practise - maybe add a few more 
> questions/answers?

yes, please!

>> honestly - forrest-site should disappear and be replaced with the bert 
>> skin
>>> - the code assumes your building to a web served filesystem that 
>>> copies's filespace (tab2menu.xsl prefixes links with 
>>> '/forrest/', for example which breaks the tab links)
>>> - any first timer doing a "./ docs" probably won't be 
>>> outputing to such a place
>>> - i spent ages not fathoming that tab link bug because i assumed that 
>>> forrest-site was the default
>> we are aware of this hack and will be addressing it somewhere-in-time 
> i'll have a go if you like

yes, please

> nah, i'd like to work on this one - should autogen the info from 
> filesystem parse, layout.xml and hand written comments
> would this be more of a krysalis thing?

have a look at libre, maybe, it does similar things but no-one has set 
up a decent example with it


>> BTW: how did the Docbook/Anakia thing worked out? 
> it kind of went to sleep, i realised i knew nothing about apache folks' 
> attitudes and tools so started reading + thinking
> also nearly all my 'puting stoped during the world cup, :-)
> i did get a docbook2anakia xslt script from dion, with the main interest 
> of inverting it, perhaps it's time to wake this one up?

anakia & forrest are trying to cover the same area, anakia is jakarta, 
forrest - basically you'll have to choose :-) (just kidding)

Steven Noels                  
Outerthought - Open Source, Java & XML Competence Support Center            

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