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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Sites built from sites
Date Thu, 12 Feb 2004 02:01:10 GMT

Clay Leeds wrote:
> On Feb 11, 2004, at 9:29 AM, Ross Gardler wrote:
>> So, I'm thinking that perhaps we should have sub-sites. In this 
>> instance each course would have its own site.xml (site_A.xml, 
>> site_B.xml etc.) then site.xml brings together then necessary sub-site 
>> files:
>> <site>
>>   <import site="site_A.xml">
>>   <import site="site_B.xml">
>> </site>
> I would think that Forrest's TAB system would suffice to accomplish this 
> type of task (the building of sub-sites), and would create one tab for 
> each sub-site.

I already extended the tab system to have two layers of tabs, now I am 
outgrowing that. But the main thing is that I need to provide different 
courses for different institutions. I teach at three different places. 
Not all of them have the same courses, so I really need different sites.

I do have a tab for each site, and the second layer gives the 
subsections of that site. However, this doesn't enable me to build a 
version of the version of the main site without one of the sub sites. To 
do that I need to comment out the references to it in the site.xml 8and* 
the tabs.xml file.

> p.s. Keep in mind that my Forrest experience is minimal, involving 
> mostly frustrating experiences getting Forrest to build my test site 
> (FOP's web site). When I run Forrest on the xml-fop/ directory, I either 
> see a shiny new "MyProj" web site (instead of xml-fop), or I get an 
> error indicating site.xml is not valid. I've been spending free time 
> trying to fix the problems with the FOP web site (breadcrumb) and get a 
> whole site PDF. (I'm running Forrest 0.51 on Mac OS X 10.3.2 w/ JDK 1.4.2).

We're here to help, post your specific problems and I'm sure we can 
help. After all we use FOP extensively and it is a real bonus for my 
work. I promise to respond to your mails if I can help.


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