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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: [RT] Writing generated page to disk in "forrest run"
Date Mon, 02 Jan 2006 05:03:56 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> >Ross Gardler wrote:
> >>David Crossley wrote:
> >>>So my concern is that users will forget to link
> >>>the new document into the system. Perhaps we can
> >>>automatically add a default link (perhaps to a
> >>>supplementary site.xml) and issue a warning to
> >>>the console.
> >>
> >>This is a slightly different case. If I understand the case here the 
> >>user has created a new page using their chosen editor and gone to it 
> >>directly by typing http://localhost:8888/myNewPage.html, but has not 
> >>added a link to it from a page or a menu.
> >
> >That is correct. And they will probably blame forrest :-(
> >
> >>In this case the page will still end up in the final local build (the 
> >>previewed and saved it), it will therefore end up on the live server (as 
> >>in the previous use case).
> >>
> >>The lack of a link is a very clear user error and could not be claimed 
> >>to be unexpected behaviour. I don't think we need to worry ourselves 
> >>about it.
> >
> >Okay, there is already an FAQ.
> Surely not (I'm new on the Incubator list ;-). I mean the page is 
> generated when they view it locally, it is uploaded to the server when 
> they do "svn ci", but it can't be linked to, do they really expect 
> Forrest to write their docs for them?

People who don't understand Forrest are expecting it
to process every document on the filesystem.

The new FAQ explains it:

> Or are you saying they will want to see it automatically appear i the 
> site navigation? If so then it is a FAQ with an example of how we do 
> that in the Resume plugin.
> Ross

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