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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Linkmap as Forrest site generation entry point
Date Tue, 07 Sep 2004 12:48:43 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> I propose that instead of crawling from index.html we do so from the 
> linkmap.html page, that is generated from site.xml.
> Genesis
> -------
> All this started with plain-dev: it's a skin that outputs each page in 
> pure html, without any navigation, menu, header, footer... just the 
> page. In this way the result can be used as a new version of the site 
> sources, but all in html (which now Forrest can render).

I have a use case for this, I need to generate HTML pages without the 
navigation for inclusion in Learning Objects that are then imported into 
Virtual Learning Environments (which provide the navigation). I have 
hacked a solution that generates a uris.txt file from the 
imsmanifest.xml file (the Content Package equivalent of site.xml and 
tabs.xml). However, this is done in the ant build script not within 
Forrest itself.

I think that this proposal of using linkmap.html is much better than my 
ugly hack and would enable me to remove another of the "extensions" I 
have had to build - got to be a good sign for the Forrest.

I'm +1 for this.


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