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From Jeff Turner <je...@apache.org>
Subject Re: How do tabs.xml and site.xml interact?
Date Sat, 08 Feb 2003 07:03:55 GMT
On Sat, Feb 08, 2003 at 07:27:49AM +0100, Ed Steenhoek wrote:
> On 8 Feb 2003 at 12:33, Jeff Turner wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 04:53:31PM +0100, Ed Steenhoek wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > I'm trying to get into the habits of Forrest as an "end-user". Just
> > > a 
> > > 
> > > few days back I started using the 0.3 release that now has site.xml
> > > for managing the sitemap.
> > > 
> > > What I haven't been able to find is some words about the way
> > > tabs.xml 
> > > 
> > > and site.xml interact.
> > > My first efforts lead to a navigation tree on the HOME tab that
> > > contains the full sitemap. I would like to get to a solution where
> > > the other tabs are not shown on the home tab. Is this something that
> > > should be possible already in 0.3?
> > 
> > No, that's never a use-case we've encountered.  Why wouldn't you want
> > some tabs?  Tabs are meant to be like tabs in a book: little
> > indentations or sticking-out bits that allow you to quickly jump to a
> > page.
> > 
> 
> Seems like I didn't express myself well enough here. The point is 
> that I don't mind the tabs. I do want them but don't want the menu 
> items for all the tabs to appear on the home tab. In this case all 
> tabs (including home) show only the menu items that are in their 
> book.
> The current home tab is more like a complete sitemap which is very 
> useful but not as primary navigation.
> The way I look at it that the collection of tabs is your catalog with 
> books each tab being an independent book and like within any catalog 
> there is an index: the sitemap. I would like to have such a sitemap 
> as content and not as left-hand navigation.

Ah okay.  Then you need to create a book.xml file in your site's
content/xdocs directory.  This allows you to specify exactly what you
want in the root menu.  Attached is a book.xml for the sample webapp
('forrest seed').

--Jeff

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