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From Johannes Schaefer <>
Subject wholesite and locationmap (was: "<all_site/> fails with "(Is a directory)" broken link?" from user list)
Date Mon, 21 Jan 2008 13:22:37 GMT

For me the broken wholesite.* is a show-stopper to upgrade our projects
to v0.8/HEAD.

Also, I'm currently finalizing an article about technical documentation
with Forrest (for tekom [1], the German prof. assoc. for technical
writers). One of the key features to create "a book" is the wholesite.

So, I started digging into FOR-733 but I'm not even sure that the
locationmap is working for me (0.8 and HEAD).

In a newly seeded site the link at the bottom of


is *not* rewritten but points to "lm:rewrite.index" which gives a
browser error (sth. like "protocol 'lm' unknown).

Do I need to "activate" the locationmap somewhere?
Do I need to add some matches to sitemap.xmap?

As I gathered from
the project's locationmap in
should handle all requests that do not have a physical file present
within the project (folder "xdoc").

Is that so? I.e. adding

     <match pattern="my-lm-file.xml">
       <location src="index.xml"/>

would resolve the request "http://localhost:8888/my-lm-file.html" and
finally deliver from "index.xml"?

Thanks in advance!


David Crossley schrieb:
> David Crossley wrote:
>> I have seen such error messages before. IIRC it is something
>> to do with a missing resource and is a message from the locationmap.
> Found it.
> This "wholesite" ability has caused trouble for a long time.
> Moreso with the new locationmap.
> I did a quick search for "wholesite" in our issue tracker [1].
> One of the top issues is
> "wholesite.pdf does not work with the locationmap".
> We need to emphasise in our docs that wholesite is broken.
> Anyone who needs this wholesite ability and wants to
> help fix it, we would welcome you on our dev mail list.
> [1] Remember everyone, me included, that the Forrestbar
> is a good tool to accompany Forrest use/development.
> -David

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