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From "Schlierf, Stephan" <Stephan.Schli...@VSA.de>
Subject AW: Newbie questions
Date Mon, 24 Mar 2003 08:05:50 GMT
Thank you very much for your prompt answer.

I'll try to get access to CVS; if I won't succeed it, I'll let you know -
then I would be very glad of nightly builds :-)

Stephan


> On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 11:21:13AM +0100, Schlierf, Stephan wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I'm more or less a newbie to Forrest (not only Forrest, I acknowledge my
> > ignorance ;-) - so, please don't be bored with a few questions I would
> like
> > to ask.
> > 1) I would like to have a quite flexible document structure; let me give
> an
> > example for it:
> > Presume we have five seperate documents, say A, B, C, D, E. Now I would
> like
> > to do the following:
> > Besides their own own text, document A should include the documents B
> and D;
> > document B should include document C and document D should include
> document
> > E.
> > Transformed to HTML, these include-associations should be represented as
> > links.
> > Transformed to PDF, they should appear according to the sequence they
> appear
> > in the respective documents.
> > Is something like this already supported by Forrest ?
> 
> Sure - Cocoon is ideal for this kind of thing.  Just involves figuring
> out the pipelines and writing some XSLTs.
> 
> > Maybe with the XInclude capability in version 0.5?
> 
> In the PDF pipeline, yes.  Perhaps you could have a special inclusion
> tag:
> 
> <my:include href="B.xml"/>
> 
> In the HTML pipeline, it gets translated to <a href="B.html">, and in the
> PDF, to <xi:include href="B.xml"/>
> 
> > Does anybody else face the same problem and maybe has already a solution
> for
> > it?
> > When will version 0.5 be available (I mean, not via cvs)?
> 
> Quite a while yet.  Can you not access CVS?  Perhaps we should start
> making nightly downloads available.
> 
> > 2) A couple of days ago I posted a message concerning the date and time
> in
> > the copyright line (I use the Forrest skin). As far as I can see now,
> date
> > and time are correct if you generate a static HTML-website (by using
> > "forrest site"). But if you use the "forrest webapp" command, date and
> time
> > are set to January, 1st, 1970. BTW, no changes were made in the
> respective
> > "footer"-section in the site2xhtml.xsl document.
> > Is this a know bug, an unexpected feature or just caused by my ignorance
> > concerning doing things right ?
> 
> It's more of a limitation than a bug.  The date is generated with
> Javascript from the file timestamp.  It ought to be generated as static
> text when the page is created.  Probably the date inputmodule passing in
> some text to the site2xhtml.xsl stylesheet would do the trick.
> 
> > Is there a way to tell Forrest that the "Last modified" date reflects
> the
> > date the specific site was modified so that one can have documents with
> > different timestamps in a way they were actually modified?
> 
> Do you mean, last edited?  When someone last modified the XML?  Don't
> think so.. all Forrest knows is when the HTML was generated.
> 
> --Jeff
> 
> > 
> > Stephan

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