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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: XInclude preprocessor - new thread for old topic
Date Fri, 05 Jun 2009 10:52:00 GMT
Brian M Dube wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> > Brian M Dube wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > FOR-1172 - enable validation of the internal xml
> > > > 
> > > > FOR-1173 - add demonstration of using xml source documents
> > > > without declaring a DTD
> > > 
> > > This looks good. Is the idea to replace the Ant target with pipeline
> > > validation?
> > 
> > I don't know. I like the fact that the intermediate xml
> > is not validated, because one can cram all sorts of
> > non-xdoc elements into the pipeline. e.g. try doing
> > localhost:8888/samples-b/embedded_html.validation.xml
> > 
> > Perhaps we could find a way to exclude certain documents from
> > validation (or from the final report).
> > 
> > I wonder how such validation could operate.
> > 
> > When we do 'forrest site' it provides Cocoon a "start-uri"
> > to commence from. Cocoon appends any other new URIs that it
> > finds during its crawl. It generates the *.html files, etc.
> > 
> > Perhaps we can also get it to generate a "*.validation.xml"
> > for each URI too. Then after Cocoon finishes, an Ant target
> > might post-process all such files and summarise them into
> > one large report. Then tidy up to remove all those files,
> > because we don't want them to be deployed as part of the site.
> > 
> > Do you have some ideas?
> 
> I don't, yet. I'm looking through Cocoon 3 right now; maybe something
> there will align nicely with this approach.

I have come up with a technique using our existing setup,
that i am very pleased with. Will try to finish it soon.

Glad to hear that you are investigating other solutions.

-David

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