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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: About RAW content
Date Mon, 15 Nov 2004 12:23:17 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> Dave Brondsema wrote:
>> Juan Jose Pablos wrote:
> ...
>>> If you have a tree like this:
>>> content/
>>>         xdocs/
>>>               samples/
>>>         /samples
>>> All the files under the second samples directory will break.
>> Ouch.  That's going to be a big hurt I think.  I think locationmaps 
>> would be able to help here, but they're not scheduled until a few 
>> releases from now (of course we can always change that) and I am not 
>> real sure how they work.
> Locationmaps and raw files are a different issue.
> Locationmaps will make Forrest see the sources as a single directory, 
> while giving the user to be able to conceptually mount other dirs and 
> protocols in specific directories.
> For conceptual easiness, we can assume that we have a single source 
> directory; the problem remaining: RAW files.
> IIRC RAW files were introduced for two reasons:
>  1 - be able to reference a file without Forrest touching it
>  2 - be able to reference a set of files without having them linked
> For point one IMHO our best bet is to add a raw=true attribute to 
> site.xml, or simply refer to them as file.source.html.

What about when a file is linked to from another file, but not in site.xml?


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