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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: Q: Site and unique element names
Date Thu, 21 Apr 2005 23:58:23 GMT
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.

Any answer to that bit?

> >>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.

In the "Concept" section, Jeff referred to his "Linkmap RT".
See the linkmap RT email thread.


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