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From Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de
Subject AW: [VOTE] Sitemap user visibility and scope in Forrest
Date Tue, 15 Apr 2003 08:47:55 GMT
I don´t know who is allowed to vote, but I prefer (b) "hiding the sitemap".
Users can focus on their primary goal: publish documents (not writing - and
therefore
understanding - cocoon internals).


Jan Matèrne

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Nicola Ken Barozzi [mailto:nicolaken@apache.org]
> Gesendet am: Dienstag, 15. April 2003 09:22
> An: forrest-dev@xml.apache.org
> Betreff: [VOTE] Sitemap user visibility and scope in Forrest
> 
> 
> The last discussion on nuggets has shown that there are two possible 
> roads that Forrest can take.
> 
> (a) Make the sitemap a central concept to Forrest, as it is 
> for Cocoon.
>     Encourage users to edit the sitemap to change the 
> structure of their
>     site.
> 
> (b) Hide the sitemap, and add intermediate layers that provide a 'user
>     friendly' interface to structural concerns.
> 
> Till now, we have mainly gone the route of (a), by creating 
> mechanisms 
> to keep the sitemap away from users. This makes it easier for 
> them, and 
> most important makes Forrest easily upgradeable. If users touch the 
> sitemap, they will have to reedit the one of the new Forrest, 
> going out 
> of synch and possibly not upgrading Forrest because of it. I 
> don't want 
> that to happen.
> 
> Thus, I ask to vote on this.
> 
> Should Forrest pursue the goal of "hiding" the sitemap as in case (a)?
> This does not block users to do it, just ensures that we 
> don't *require* 
> it to happen.
> 
> +1
> 
> -- 
> Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
>              - verba volant, scripta manent -
>     (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> 

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