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From Tim Williams <>
Subject Re: Refactor sitemaps for XHTML2 and the LM (Re: Forrest Tuesday)
Date Mon, 29 Aug 2005 18:01:29 GMT
On 8/29/05, Ross Gardler <> wrote:
> Ferdinand Soethe wrote:
> > Ross Gardler wrote:
> >
> >
> >>The *implementation* of the move to XHTML2 would be eased considerably
> >>by refactoring our sitemaps to use the locationmap.
> >
> >
> > Why is that? In my limited understanding lm allows to specify the
> > location of a resource in more sophisticated ways, where is the
> > connection?
> Right now the sitemaps are a complex web of possible locations for many
> resources, with extensive tests for the existence of a file. These are
> duplicated across many sitemaps. The LM will remove all of that by
> having a central file describing the location of resources.
> That is, there will be only one place to edit as we replace chunks of
> the sitemap functionality.
> >>Tim reports that the
> >>project locationmap mount doesn't work properly yet, but unless he tells
> >>us otherwise I think we can safely move forward with this refactoring.
> >
> >
> > Not sure this kind of lazy consensus is the right approach here. I
> > understand is that Tim has pointed out a problem with the lm
> > implementation. Should it not be up to us now to demo that this
> > problem has been solved (us of course including Tim :-) rather than
> > expecting Tim to object?
> No, you misunderstand the issue Tim has identified.
> As Locationmaps currently stand there is only one locationmap file. Tim
> is working on allowing that file to import a project locationmap as
> well. The project locationmap will be able to override the default
> locationmap, thus users can customise Forrests directory layout without
> having to redefine the whole thing.
> Tim is having a problem with this *extension* to the locationmap not
> with the locationmap itself, which works perfectly.

This is correct, it does *not* effect the refactoring work.  Anyway, I
hope to have this resolved within the next day or so anyway so that we
can mount project-level locationmaps *if* they exist.


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