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From Clay Leeds <>
Subject Re: How do I create Forrest:* styles?
Date Wed, 20 Oct 2004 21:18:04 GMT
On Oct 20, 2004, at 2:05 PM, Clay Leeds wrote:
> On Oct 20, 2004, at 1:13 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:
>> Clay Leeds wrote:
>>> Those files will be useful to get around this problem. I think part  
>>> of the problem with Heading levels can be resolved by making the  
>>> XPath match.
>>> I've tried manually editing the style.xml & content.xml files by  
>>> copying a 'good' Heading 1 code segment, and creating Heading 3, 4,  
>>> 5 segments to content.xml (and similarly creating the relevant  
>>> 'styles' in style.xml). Unfortunately, when I process run /forrest/  
>>> it complains that meta.xml does not exist (even though it exists in  
>>> the directory and the resulting file--renamed  
>>> to openoffice-writer.sxw).
>> I've seen this, are you using my OpenOffice.xmap file (the one in the  
>> zip attached to the feature request)? If so I think that is why you  
>> are seeing the problem. I switched from using the zip generator to  
>> using the jar generator to read the sxw archive(for reasons I can't  
>> quite remember, it was a long time ago). Anyway, with the jar  
>> generator it produces the above error whenever the sxw has been  
>> changed.
> Here's the process I used:

(btw, this process took place in a separate 'temp/' directory and when  
my updates were completed, openoffice-writer.sxw was copied from the  
temp/ dir to  

> 1. renamed openoffice-writer.sxw =>
> 2. extracted =>  openoffice-writer/
> 3. deleted
> 3. modified files as mentioned
> 4. used the Mac OS X built-in "Create archive of "openoffice-writer/"
> 5. renamed => openoffice-writer.sxw
> 6. ran /forrest/ (BUILD FAILED due to not finding meta.xml, although  
> it exists at top level of zip/sxw archive)

Here's the error:
X [0]                                      
samples/openoffice-writer.html        BROKEN:  
org.apache.cocoon.ResourceNotFoundException: Resource not found.:  
org.apache.excalibur.source.SourceNotFoundException: The document  
meta.xml is not in the archive  

> 7. attempted to open openoffice-writer.sxw with OOo1.1.2 but it  
> prompts with a dialog asking what it should convert from (selecting  
> Text Document opens a 'blank' document).
>> If you restart forrest it will work fine, thereby indicating it is  
>> nothing to do with the application. You could try  
>> switching back to the zip generator and see if the problem goes away.

Perhaps there's another way of taking the openoffice-writer/ to  
openoffice-writer.sxw... I'll check the OOo docs for a better way.

>> If you are using the xmaps that ship with Forrest then this is not  
>> your problem, but the same symptoms are present.

erm... hehehe... xmaps? haven't touched any for this process. I was  
assuming the current aggregates/openoffice-*.xsl files can handle  
Heading 1-5 like the Forrest documentation says it can ;-)

>> Ross
> At this point, since I'm just testing, I was just executing /forrest/  
> from the seed/ directory after replacing the openoffice-writer.sxw  
> with my new one. My hope is that once I build a functioning  
> openoffice-writer.sxw file, I can attach it to a JIRA issue so it can  
> replace the version currently in FORREST (The only changes are that  
> I've added Heading 3, Heading 4 & Heading 5).

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