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From Thorsten Scherler <>
Subject Re: Manageing pres releases and news items (Re: The future (was Re: New skin: Coat))
Date Wed, 11 Jan 2006 10:26:11 GMT
El mié, 11-01-2006 a las 23:21 +1300, Paul Bolger escribió:
> > Sounds to me like Forrest should be generating an RSS feed of these news
> > items. You could then leverage the feeder plugin for your home page
> > headlines, whilst you would also be able to provide feeds for external
> > sites.
> >
> > Since RSS is a more widely adopted standard for this kind of thing I'd
> > recommend using creating a plugin that built the RSS feed rather than
> > the custom navigation.
> This is getting away from my initial proposal somewhat, which was more
> of a content indexer. Don't take that as too negative though: I'm
> fully prepared to be convinced on this and I'm interested in being
> part of the development process. I must admit that I'm a little hazy
> about how RSS would work in this context.
> > > what you're talking about but I'm thinking you could do something like
> > > this:
> > > o) Add a metadata element called "expires":
> > > <meta name="expires" value="1/11/2006"/>
> >
> > other meta-data, such as keywords, summary and publication date could
> > also be used to good effect. But one at a time is a good idea ;-)
> The only problem with 'expires' is that - this is a real world
> situation - everyone goes off on holidays and the news items all get
> automatically killed. No news isn't good news if you have a space for
> four items on your page! I'd prefer "the last four stories published".
> I'm interested in how one would go about adding the extra metadata
> element. Is it possible for the source doc to have an appended, or
> extra,  DTD with custom elements?

The biggest problem I see is that the provide functionality is a CMS
feature. Forrest is not a CMS it is a renderer.


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