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Subject Fw: two general questions
Date Thu, 04 Nov 2004 16:16:57 GMT
----- Forwarded by Peter Dykstra/USA/DDS on 11/04/2004 11:06 AM -----

Vincent Bray <> wrote on 11/04/2004 10:45:56 AM:

> On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 14:46, wrote:
> [snip] 
> > If this is a restriction, it is a Forrest restriction, not a general
> > Webapps restriction. To test this, I went into the underlying
> > cocoon.xconf file (within the deployed webapp on Tomcat) and hard
> > coded the xdocs directory to point to a separate server. This worked
> > fine. The problem is that since this bypasses the Forrest variables,
> > any other Forrest functions that depend on these to determine the
> > xdocs location (like search and sitemap linking) are probably broken.
> > (The ../../../ format doesn't work.)  It looks like if I want to do
> > this while waiting for 0.8 to arrive, I'll just have to attempt to
> > trace the variable settings back within Forrest to reset the pointers
> > and then test all the functions. In the process I may discover that
> > there are inherent webapp restrictions, but that would surprise me.
> I'm sorry to point out the painfully obvious, but would it not be easier
> to sym-link your 'mount point' into somewhere forrest is happy with?
> noodl, very likely missing the point again

No, please do point out the painfully obvious. This environment is new to 
me, so I'm probably spending a lot of time doing easy things the hard way. 
At the risk of asking a dumb question, can you show an example of how I 
would do what you just said? 

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