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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (FOR-605) CSS enhancements needed for MOTD area inside Table of Contents
Date Thu, 25 Aug 2005 01:12:14 GMT
Gavin (JIRA) wrote:
>     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-605?page=comments#action_12317899 ] 
> 
> Gavin commented on FOR-605:
> ---------------------------
> 
> I removed the comment tags from the motd in /forrest/site-author/skinconf.xml but it
has made no difference.
> Can you tell me how to enable motd so I can check it out.

Please ask questions on the mailing list rather than
the issue tracker. Keep the latter as concise as possible.

The MOTD is explained in a 'seed' site skinconf.xml
You need to define a pattern for it to match the uri.

Looking at /forrest/site-author/skinconf.xml the MOTD
is already enabled, so i am not sure what your question is.

> Looking at http://forrest.apache.org/pluginDocs/plugins_0_80/index.html where it displays
correctly it is a width problem somewhere.
> 
> Due to long URL description links on pages that have motd also, this would probably be
unresolvable with motd in its current position, CSS or not. 
> 
> Moving motd above or below might be a better idea, but I'll have a play and let you see
what I come up with.

The main idea was to be able to display a
short message in a prominent place.

There is often whitespace on the left of the
table of contents. However, my implementation
was not very good.

Anything that you can do to improve that, or even do
somthing completely different, would be good.

-David

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