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From Sjur Moshagen <>
Subject Re: [RT] A new Forrest implementation?
Date Thu, 17 Aug 2006 09:20:56 GMT

Another "user"/lurker POV:

Den 15. aug. 2006 kl. 13.46 skrev Ross Gardler:

> I disagree. The sitemap is a way of *configuring* this complex  
> processing, it is not the processing itself. The sitemap has become  
> an XML programming language and I hate it for that reason.

To me, the sitemap setup/programming is clean and easy, I really like  
it, irrespective of whether it is "configuring" or "programming".

One other place where I think Forrest is using Cocoon is i18n. This  
is one of Forrest's weaker points - it is hard to set up, and there's  
really no comprehensive documentation (despite several efforts by a  
number of people). Cocoon provides a set of tools to set up i18n, and  
I find i18n in Cocoon to be easier to use than in Forrest, despite it  
being based on Cocoon.

Implementing proper i18n needs to be a requirement of the new Forrest  
- whether this is an argument for the present Cocoon-based solution  
or in favour of a new engine is beyond me:-)


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