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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Generating (was Re: Reducing Forrest build time)
Date Fri, 12 Aug 2005 19:36:01 GMT
Tim Williams wrote:
>>>What are the best ways of
>>>approaching it? (avoiding building unchanged document is the obvious first
>>>step I guess)

...

>>One thing to bear in mind is that each time we
>>enhance the pelt skin, then *all* pages need to
>>be re-generated even though their content hasn't changed.
>>
>>Also adding a new page means changes to the navigation menu
>>which means regenerating lots of pages that haven't changed.
> 
> 
> For these two, skin changes and navi changes, this may be really dumb
> (haven't fully thought it through) but how bad would it be to have a
> different target for builds intended for a web server so that we could
> utilize server side includes?

This is not a dumb idea at all, I think it's a pretty smart idea. It 
wouldn't be different targets it would be different views. So, for 
example, in the SSI version the navigation would be the relevant SSI 
include.

I've not thought this through either though...

Ross


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