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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Cocoon Update: better error reporting and chain metamodule
Date Wed, 27 Nov 2002 00:37:34 GMT

Jeff Turner wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 26, 2002 at 09:34:26AM +0100, Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
>>I've updated the Cocoon stuff because I've patched it yesterday due to 
>>the complaints about the CLI not reporting errors: now it should.
> Great!  This also fixes the sitemap reload bug and the PDF bug.
>>With it we seem to get the chain metamodule free, so I've made the 
>>sitemap use it and named it "forrest".
>>Please test and report any problem.
>>On  you can see a modified 
>>version of the forrest skin, with smaller fonts and lateral page 
>>navigation embedded in the navbar. It also uses CSS to show images 
>>(except the spacer gif, haven't got to that yet), and png with alpha 
>>blending to round the corners (subtracting corners so the colors can be 
>>more easily changed). It also uses some CSS where before there were font 
>>IMHO it wouldn't be bad to backport most of the changes to the forrest 
>>skin , but maybe it's better to put these in the new CSS-only skin.
> The rounded corners are lost in ns4.7 with the new CSS..

Yup, but the site still looks better than with the CSS version.

> I don't know if the benefits of further CSS'ifying forrest-site outweigh
> the risks.  *shrug* up to you..

I'm just trying to make the krysalis-site skin not use <img>s for 
rounded corners and spacers to make it play well in linksWimages, that's 
all. First part is done, now the spacers...

> I hope to skinify Miles' CSS mockup in the next few days.  I had it half
> done in build/webapp, and then forgot I had it there, and... usual story
> :P

hehehe, it happened to me today with the changes I was making to the 
sitemap to create pngs and jpegs out of svgs if they are present as 
such... it means I'm not alone ;-)

Anyway, seeing that you are already working on the CSS version, probably 
it's best not to touch the Forrest skin and simply replace it with the 
new one. I'll keep it with current changes as the krysalis-site skin if 
anyone wants it (not in Forrest CVS I think).

{Another feature that has been asked: automatic skin download. Indicate 
a url in the skin settings, and have it downloaded and installed}

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

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