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From Vicent Mas <uve...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: motd question
Date Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:11:23 GMT
2011/4/4 David Crossley <crossley@apache.org>:
> 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
>

Thanks a lot to both of you for your help. I'll try your suggestions asap.

Vicent


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