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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Static site updating of xml files
Date Tue, 18 Oct 2005 08:37:46 GMT
Diwaker Gupta wrote:
> On Monday 17 October 2005 7:00 am, Gav.... wrote:
>>1. Whenever a change is made to an xml file, for instance index.xml, I > 
> again do > a 'forrest site' and upload the updated files. Now, all I have 
> done is > made > minor changes to index.xml and not added/subtracted any 
> links at all, > but > because of timestamping of files etc I find that my 
> editor wants me to > upload all files, inlcuding images, because they have 
> changed. If, in > the > future I make only minor changes to an .xml file, is 
> there a better > way to > update this to produce the static .html 
> equivelant ? >


> o forrestbot has a FTP deploy target which supports uploading only files which 
> differ in content than the uploaded ones. However, since the "Time published" 
> string probably gets rewritten with different values, this is unlikely to 
> help much with generated documents. But it should certainly avoid uploading 
> the image files.

I *think* that the forrestbot uses the timestamp of the source file not 
the generated file to detect when a cheange occured.


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