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From Jeff Turner <>
Subject Re: Questions about book.xml
Date Fri, 22 Nov 2002 09:26:41 GMT
On Fri, Nov 22, 2002 at 09:42:30AM +0100, Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
> Hi Forrest Team,
> first of all: a big congratulations to you all. I looked
> at the latest version of forrest and I'm really impressed
> by the rather simple usage *and* the good documenation
> to get started. Simply fantastic!

:) glad to hear

> To get my own site running I wondered a little bit about
> the book.xml document, it always starts like this:
> <book software="Forrest"
>       title="Apache Forrest"
>       copyright="@year@ The Apache Software Foundation">
> These information (at least the title, I didn't look
> if the other two as well) are used in the stylesheets
> and are rendered in the generated documents.
> But these information are already provided in the
> project configuration (skinconfig.xml, I think it was).
> Is it possible to remove the information from book.xml
> and use the project configuration instead?

Yes, the duplication is rather pointless.  +1 on making these attributes
optional and deprecated.

In general, I think that menus (book.xml) and project metadata (currently
skinconf.xml, in future perhaps forrestconf.xml) should be kept


> Carsten

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