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From Ferdinand Soethe <>
Subject Re: describe Forrest in 50 words
Date Tue, 26 Apr 2005 20:09:41 GMT

Sorry to join in so late. I was busy writing a paper describing Forrest
in German so in a way warming up for this :-)

I commend all of you for the progress visible when following this
thread. Most changes seemed to make the message clearer for ordinary

Still, I couldn't resist to play with your version and come up with

'Apache Forrest is a standards-based framework for Single Source
Publishing, transforming different input to unified output
in formats like HTML and PDF. Its modular and extensible architecture
is based on Apache Cocoon and emphasizes the strict separation of
presentation and content. Forrest can generated static documents, run
on an application server or be deployed by an automated publishing

Main change is to use "Single Source Publishing" rather then
documentation because I think this is one feature where
Forrest is really strong.

Yet one might argue that this will confuse people who are looking
for a documentation solution and don't know SSP ?!

Hope it helps. It's 60 words.

Ferdinand Soethe

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