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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: mini-forrest (was Re: Recommended DTD version?)
Date Sun, 05 Dec 2004 21:38:56 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:

> Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>> David Crossley wrote:
> ...
>>> We could upgrade the cocoon xdocs to use these new DTDs because 
>>> during Cocoon's 'build docs' it calls Forrest to do the work.
>>> However, when running Cocoon as as a webapp and using the live 
>>> documentation localhost:8888/docs/ you would notice that it uses old 
>>> stylesheets that are dependent on the old DTDs. Stuck ...
>> Ah damn, I missed that point :-(
>> Mmmh... can't Cocoon embed a "mini-Forrest" for this local publishing 
>> (with the appropriate warnings that it's not the full Forrest) just 
>> like it embeds a "mini-Jetty"?
> As more and more functionality gets moved into plugins proper this 
> will become a possability. If someone were to create such a 
> "mini-forrest" we could use this as a starting point for the fully 
> plugin-ised Forrest. Basically we could have a branch for this 
> mimi-forrest and as we move plugins out of core into plugins in that 
> branch.

Well, I'm glad you liked the proposal, but don't feel having the 
necessary Forrest knowledge to start this effort that can have big 
impacts on the project :-)

> We would start with the essential internals of Forrest in 
> mini-forrest, then gradually build it back up again until mini-forrest 
> + plugins can do everything trunk forrest can do.
> I'd be +1 with assisting with this work, although my baby is due any 
> day so expect me to slow down soon.

I wish you the best for this important event!


Sylvain Wallez                                  Anyware Technologies 
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