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From Jason End <bensnep...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: 0.7 Plugin Documentation
Date Tue, 12 Apr 2005 20:14:33 GMT
Thanks, I'll finish the document up accordingly and
add the new info. I'll pass it by the list before
submitting it as a patch or new file.

Jay 

--- Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org> wrote:
> Jason End wrote:
> > I finally got around to rewriting this page. I
> have
> > some questions concerning the section "Avoiding
> Plugin
> > Conflicts". 
> 
> Great!
> 
> > 1. What plugins actually conflict? If it's only
> > docbook, then this might fit better as a section
> in
> > the FAQ.
> 
> None at present. It is a precaution against
> potential future conflicts.
> 
> For example, we have a simplified docbook plugin
> that handles basic 
> docbook docs. It is also setup to process documents
> that use the full 
> docbook DTD, even though it does not fully support
> that schema. It is 
> hoped that, one day, someone will create a full
> docbook plugin. At that 
> point there is a potential conflict between the two.
> 
> > 2. If there is a conflict, how do you actually
> resolve
> > it? Forrest takes the first plugin listed, but
> what
> > happens with conflicted plugins listed afterwards.
> Are
> > they ever applied?
> 
> They are never applied. Once <map:generate ...>
> element has been 
> executed then Forrest considers the request as
> having been processed, so 
> all subsequent matches are ignored.
> 
> > Another questions, how can one install plugins
> > manually?
> 
> Right now, you download the zip file from the
> location indicated in 
> plugins.xml and unpack it into
> FORREST_HOME/build/plugins
> 
> We intend to allow plugins to be loaded from
> different locations, but at 
> present the above is the only solution.
> 
> One other thing you might like to know given your
> current work. I am 
> about to commit the plugin documentation system.
> This will mean that an 
> index of plugins (generated from plugins.xml) will
> be available at 
> docs/plugins/index.html and the docs for Apache
> Forrest hosted plugins 
> will be at docs/plugins/PLUGIN_NAME. Perhaps you
> could put links to the 
> index page in you document.
> 
> Ross
> 


		
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