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From Thorsten Scherler <>
Subject Re: Q: Images-Cascade in Resources.xmap (was Re: Forrest site generates content above build/site)
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2006 09:03:34 GMT
El jue, 20-04-2006 a las 10:40 +0200, Ferdinand Soethe escribió:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
> > Am I helping or confusing?
> Helping (me), thanks.
> Still, I'm looking at this and wonder.
> It seems to me like these cascades create a behavior that is very hard to
> predict by the user. And probably - unless you really study that
> sitemap - for many developers as well.

Yes, you are right the resource.xmap is *very* complex and *very* hard
to understand.

> Should we really have all this legacy support and usage pattern choices
> implemented in this way?

IMO no, that should go through the locationmap, however this is not that
simple since we have a wide range of different matches that cannot
directly be taken from the lm.

> Why not define these patterns and put them as settings into Forrest
> properties.

IMO not but lm yes.

>  Use switches to support these patterns in the sitemap so
> that each usage-patterns has just one predictable behavior.

That is hard since we need generic matchers to not hace to tweak the
xmap every now and then.

Thorsten Scherler
COO Spain
Wyona Inc.  -  Open Source Content Management  -  Apache Lenya               

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