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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Example of packaging learning objects (Re: [RT] Right side navigation)
Date Mon, 02 Aug 2004 11:52:41 GMT
Clay Leeds wrote:

> On Aug 1, 2004, at 4:30 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:
>> Clay Leeds wrote:
>>> Isn't that essentially what happens in the 'document2pdf' (don't 
>>> recall  the exact name) stream? For the PDFs that are generated, all 
>>> navigation  (and 'page' headers) are removed. Could that be leveraged 
>>> to give you  the results you're looking for?
>> Yes, but I need HTML without the navigation. I am generating Content 
>> Packages for inclusion into Virtual Learning Environments, these 
>> environments provide their own navigation etc. You may ask why I need 
>> Forrest at all - well I generate many different formats of the site 
>> and that is the strength of Forrest.
>> My solution of extending the skinconf.xml to move or hide navigation 
>> works well, but it would be good to see it extended even further as 
>> per Nicola Kens RT.
>> Ross
> I'd be interested in seeing an example of what you're doing. In addition 
> to helping me understand what your hoping to create, I suspect it may be 
> useful to others (myself included) as a potential output target, as well.

It is work in progress and still has a few bugs (mainly links that need 
translating in the conversion to a Content Package).

You can get the idea by looking at 
(which is a normal Forrest site) and then at the same content as a 
Learning Object and imported into ATutor ( - 
log in as apache/apache and select the SAAFE-D Import course)

I've mentioned a few times before that this work is creating a graphical 
editor for Forrest sites. I will propose this work for inclusion at 
Forrest, but don't have the time to package it properly right now - but 
as you see from recent commits, I have started to bring stuff across.


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