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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: improving menus and linking (Was: vague issues with Forrest use)
Date Tue, 01 Nov 2005 13:44:14 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> Paul Bolger wrote:
> 
>>>>>- A simple, intuitive way for non-XMLers to add things to site.xml
>>>>
>>>>Have you any suggestions about what this may look like?
>>
>>Not sure how technically possible this is, but how about a directory
>>parser which builds the site nav? In other words the user would create
>>a directory structure, arrange their source files where they want them
>>to appear in the site map, and the parser would build the site
>>structure in site.xml as a mirror of that directory structure.
>>I realise that this would sacrifice flexibility, but I think a lot of
>>users would use a 'quick and dirty' site design method (particularly
>>one where rejigging the site structure would be as simple as moving
>>the source files).
> 
> 
> I have never used it, but i think that that is already
> possible. Look in a forrest.properties from a seed site:
> #project.menu-scheme=tab_attributes
> #project.menu-scheme=directories
> 
> The former is the default.
> 
> http://forrest.apache.org/docs_0_80/linking.html#other-menu-selection
> Directory-based selection

I don't think this does what Paul is suggesting, I think this is about 
which parts of the menu are shown when a particular tab is slected. I 
could be wrong though ;-)

Ross

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