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From Thorsten Scherler <>
Subject Re: Q: Site and unique element names
Date Thu, 21 Apr 2005 11:53:53 GMT
Ok, I am not the expert on that but have a look on:

If you want to modify the default behavior just patch this class. It
seems to me (I just had a *quick* look) that it is possible. ;-)

BTW it is defined in
Just search for site/ext.

There have been also an article about forrest (1/2 - 1 year ago) that
was talking about this a wee bit. I am not at home so I can not have a
look where it was published but I think it was in O'Reily.


On Thu, 2005-04-21 at 11:02 +0100, Ross Gardler wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> > Ferdinand Soethe wrote:
> > 
> >>I know this has come up before, but I'm not sure which of the info in
> >>old threads is still relevant today so I'll ask again:
> > 
> > 
> > If you remind us what came up before, then we might be able
> > to tell you if still relevant.
> > 
> > 
> >>Why does Forrest expect unique element names in site.xml.
> >>
> >>One reason I found in the archives is that you need to have a unique
> >>ID to distinguish between two entries pointing to the same file such
> >>as
> >>
> >><about1 label="About 1">
> >>    <index label="Index" href="index.html" description="Welcome to MyProj"/>
> >></about>
> >>
> >><about2 label="About 2">
> >>    <index label="Index from somewhere else" href="index.html" description="Welcome
to MyProj"/>
> >></about>
> > 
> > 
> > I am confused as to what is your issue.
> > It doesn't expect unique element names.
> > 
> > Refer to them with site:about1/index and site:about2/index
> > Or did i miss the point.
> I think what Ferdinand is saying is that he wants to use a schema to 
> drive an Editor for the site.xml and tabs.xml files. Without a defined 
> schema he can't do that. So his question is, if I define a schema will I 
> break any functionality.
> I believe it will break the site: and ext: protocols as I don't think we 
> can use attributes to identify nodes in those protocols (I may be 
> wrong). Certainly the IMSManifest plugin breaks these protocols.
> >>But then, why not use an ID-Attribute to achieve this?
> > 
> > 
> > I just glanced through the Forrest docs that Ross referred to.
> > The original mail thread is linked and it shows the use of
> > the id attributes. Don't know if that followed through to
> > implementation.
> I don't see that. I only see "site:about1/index" type links.
> Ross

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