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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Is it right for me help request
Date Mon, 03 Jan 2005 19:29:37 GMT
Andy J wrote:
> Cool...  One thing I tried in my brief eval was copying ALL the xmap
> files into my document directory (which I though was the basic m.o.
> for customization).  Doing this I kept getting java out of memory
> errors until I /removed/ the xmap files from the document directory. 

This is how we handled extensions in version 0.5 and earlier, version 
0.6 introduced project sitemaps which simplify the extension process. 
Version 0.7 introduces the plugins, which even further simplify things.

If you found yourself trying this method of extension because a doc led 
you down that path we may need to update that doc so please let us know 
if clarification is needed.


> Originally I was thinking it would work more or less like
> <xsl:includes> which maybe it does now.
> On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 15:02:44 +0000, Ross Gardler <> wrote:
>>Andy J wrote:
>>>I'm still trying to figure out if it will work in my case and was
>>>hoping someone could pipe in about two questions.
>>>1.  I know the surest way to determine this is to try it - but I
>>>didn't get that far and someone might know: will Forrest validate
>>>against an XML Schema schema?  I have a lot invested in an existing
>>>schema and don't want to spend more time morphing it to RNG or DTD.
>>>So this is sort of a showstopper (or starter) issue.
>>I should no the answer to this, but it seems I don't so I'll leave this
>>one for someone else.
>>>2.  My main use of Forrest would be this:  I have a homegrown and
>>>growing CM infrastructure which produces and uses XML files for
>>>various tasks (e.g., baseline, build, request, etc).  This system was
>>>not so much designed (other than in concept) as it has been collected
>>>but all the various parts produce and use XML.  So I have a plethora
>>>of XML files in a structure which are always being updated, added,
>>>etc.  What I need is something (like Forrest) to report on these.  My
>>>intent is to make custom XSL stylesheets as appropriate so Forrest
>>>would take the various XMLs and produce various output files.  Does
>>>this sound like a good fit?
>>Yes, especially if you use 0.7-dev, but still possible with 0.6.
>>For 0.6 see which
>>provides an example for what you want to do.
>>This will still work in 0.7 when it is released, but we have a more
>>manageable solution in 0.7-dev, see plugins at the following urls:

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