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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Integrating API and XSL docs into Forrest
Date Wed, 16 Oct 2002 11:57:53 GMT

Jeff Turner wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 01:40:34PM +0200, Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
>>Michael Edge wrote:
>>>I would like to integrate my application API docs and documentation 
>>>generated from my stylesheets into my Forrest docs. The easiest way I can 
>>>think of to do this is use Javadoc to generate the API docs, something 
>>>like XSLDoc to generate the stylesheet docs, and then use ANT to run 
>>>Forrest and copy the API and XSL docs to the correct site location. Is 
>>>there a better way, or are there plans in Forrest to include application 
>>This integration is being done for Centipede, because it makes it 
>>possible to integrate other docs easily.
>>With Forrest alone it should be possible by "mounting" the external 
>>resources in the URI space, but we haven't got to that yet...
>>Jeff, what about creating and putting a top-level matcher in the 
>>pipeline that checks first if there is a mount point specified in a 
>>config file, and give the static resource found there if there is?
> No reason to feed Javadocs through Cocoon..
> We just need a link rewriter. Given:
> <site>
>   ...
>   <javadocs dir="../javadocs"/>
> </site>
> Translate <link href="site:/site/javadocs">
> into <link href="../javadocs">

Ok, for javadocs I concede, but other things would like to be integrated 
into the site, like checkstyle or unit test results.
We should also take this into account.

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

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