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From Thorsten Scherler <>
Subject Re: RSS generated page as index
Date Mon, 25 Apr 2005 11:31:09 GMT
On Mon, 2005-04-25 at 11:22 +0100, Ross Gardler wrote:

> >>>The combination of view/viewHelper plugin is the solution we came up
> >>>with to solve this problem. 
> >>
> >>Hang on there. This is a much simpler use case if I understand 
> >>correctly. The index page *is* the RSS feed in this case, the solution 
> >>for that is the feeder plugin, so there is no need for the alpha 
> >>view/viewHelper.
> > 
> > 
> > Yeah your are right. view/vH is only needed if the rss feed should be
> > embedded in the overall design (and the feeder plugin needs to be
> > installed). Like having a document and a small box where links to feeds
> > are (the feed). The feeder will allow you having it on a document basis
> > (instead of your document content for this page). 
> > 
> > ...but I guess the question remains how localhost:8888/feeder/index.html
> > becomes localhost:8888/index.html
> I *thought it was in the docs. It's not, because I haven't implemented 
> it yet - it's been sitting in my mind for so long I thought I'd already 
> done it...
> Currently the feeder plugin works by having a URL that contains 
> "feeder". This is bad as it restricts the URL space required. It needs 
> to be modified to work with any file of any name. Here's what needs to 
> be done:
> - Create a DTD for the feedDescriptor file (see plugin docs)
> - add a sourcetype resolver to the plugin sitemap to look for files with 
> this DTD (a nice clean example of how this is done can be seen in the 
> simplified-docbook plugin)
> Then we name the feed descriptor file index.xml and Forrest will do the 
> rest automagically.

Nice. :)

> Ross

Can somebody add this to the issue tracker?

Cheers and salu2

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