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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: motd question
Date Sun, 03 Apr 2011 23:30:10 GMT
Brian M Dube wrote:
> Vicent Mas wrote:
> > 
> > I'm trying to add a motd pane only to the main page of my dispatcher website. 
> > Adding the following lines to my pelt-html.content.panel.xml makes the pane to 
> > appear in every index.html page of the website:
> > 
> >         <forrest:contract name="content-motd-page">
> >           <forrest:property name="content-motd-page">
> >             <motd>
> >               <motd-option pattern="index.html">
> >                 <motd-title></motd-title>
> >                 <motd-page location="alt">My message here.</motd-page>
> >               </motd-option>
> >             </motd>
> >           </forrest:property>
> >         </forrest:contract>

In the "skins" method, which is where this MOTD stuff
orinigated, there is also the "starts-with" attribute.
See docs in main/fresh-site/src/documentation/skinconf.xml
i.e. a 'forrest seed-sample' site.

We use this for forrest.apache.org site to have a specific
message for only the home page index.html
See $FORREST_HOME/site-author/skinconf.xml

Not sure if that is available with Dispatcher.

-David

> > I've changed the filename of the main page of my website following the
> > answer to question 2.13 of the FAQ:
> > 
> > http://forrest.apache.org/docs_0_100/faq.html#defaultStartPage
> > 
> > but I'd rather prefer to achieve my goal giving a proper path to the pattern 
> > option of the motd contract. The problem is that the index.xml of the main 
> > page is directly under the xdocs folder and I don't know how to be more 
> > specific and tell forrest that I don't want the motd to be applied to the index

> > pages of subdirectories under  xdocs. Could someone tell me how to do it, 
> > please?
> 
> The motd contract uses the XSLT contains() function to determine
> whether the motd is displayed for a given path. It does not appear
> that the contains() function is intelligent enough to do what you
> want. Also, a brief search shows a general lack of support for regular
> expressions in XSLT 1.0.
> 
> Perhaps the motd could be injected via the Cocoon pipeline, where
> regular expressions are supported.
> 
> -Brian

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