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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: [Fwd: RefDoc - Neutral XML Document Format Input/Current State]
Date Tue, 02 Aug 2005 10:06:46 GMT
Diwaker Gupta wrote:
> This sounds exciting. Do we have access to any example/samplout output of 
> RefDoc?

> One of the interesting possibilities is to generate examples automagically. 
> For instance by correlating the Java source file for a Cocoon Generator with 
> its usage in a processing pipeline.

Yes, I'll pass this over (of course, if devs are particularly interested
you can communicate directly with Robert on the Cocoon list).

> w.r.t Forrest, it would be nice to have a way of generating more friendly 
> documentation of the DTDs. The current DTD documentation is good, but I think 
> it could get better. Right now its a very "mechanical" kind of documentation 
> -- just listing the attributes and children and parents and so on. A little 
> more annotated DTD documentation would be great (what does each element mean, 
> what are recommended usages and so on).

I suspect this would be out of the scope of this project because DTD's
are not XML files and therefore would need a whole new parsing system.

It's a great idea though so I will passs that on as well.


> On Monday 01 August 2005 3:49 am, Ross Gardler wrote:
>>Bertrand is mentoring a GSoC project called RefDoc over at Cocoon. I'm
>>listed as a co-mentor, but my involvement is only really to help
>>Bertrand pick up the slack whilst he is busy. This is Bertrands project,
>>not mine. Having said that, I think this is very useful for Forrest as
>>The project is intended to make Cocoon applications self documenting by
>>adding javadoc like comments to the relevant files.
>>Below is a mail from Robert (the person doing the real work) asking for
>>some feedback. It would be great if Forrest folk could have a look at
>>this and let me know if there is anything they would like to see from a
>>Forrest perspective. Please reply here I will pass on a summary of our
>>observations to Robert.

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