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From Andy J <sendtoa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Aggregator Recipe Request
Date Tue, 04 Jan 2005 11:41:44 GMT
Thanks - I'll keep hacking it using your suggestion.  I had already
added the directory generator for the content but I can see your idea
wrt to getting this into the tabs.xml file.

On Mon, 03 Jan 2005 21:21:31 +0000, Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org> wrote:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
> > Andy J wrote:
> >
> >> Has anyone done something to populate a tab from an aggregation of
> >> files in a directory?  I read in the documentation
> >> (http://forrest.apache.org/docs/linking.html#menu_generation) about
> >> using an alternative tab generation method to select by directory -
> >> but I don't want that methodology for every tab, just one.  That is,
> >> what I'm trying to do is have one tab that gets its entries from all
> >> the files in a certain directory, e.g.:
> >>
> >> <foolist label="Foos" href="foos/" tab="foolist">
> >>     <!-- picks up all entries in foos/ and does their transformation
> >> as per the pipeline -->
> >>     <summary label="Summary" href="foos/"/>
> >> </foolist>
> >>
> >> If I understand the documentation, it's pretty clear on how to create
> >> a pipeline for processing the object files themselves into XML but I'm
> >> not sure how I'd go about getting the tab setup.
> >>
> >> Could anyone offer anything with the tabs and/or sitemap entry?
> >
> >
> > This is not currently possible, although it has been discussed before as
> > a possible enhancement. If you fancy having a go at creating this
> > functionality that would be cool. Here are a few pointers:
> >
> > - tab.xml is processed in tabs.xmap
> > - cocoon provides a directory generator
> > http://cocoon.apache.org/2.1/userdocs/generators/directory-generator.html
> >
> > Try something like:
> >
> >
> >         <map:select type="exists">
> >           <map:when test="{project:content.xdocs}tabs.xml">
> >             <!-- process as per current behaviour -->
> >           </map:when>
> >           <map:otherwise>
> >             <!-- use directory generator to read directory, transform
> > with XSL an serialise -->
> >           </map:otherwise>
> >         </map:select>
> 
> Just realised this is too simple, I'm rushing to get through mail
> backlogs and not thinking it through properly. The above will only
> create the <!-- picks up all entries in foos/ and does their
> transformation as per the pipeline --> part of your requirement. It will
> not allow you to include this in an existing tabs.xml file. In order to
> do this you need to have the tabs.xml file include the relevant entries.
> The best way to do this would be to use XInclude so you would have
> something like:
> 
> <xi:include href="do/generateDirTabs/ROOT_DIR"/>
> 
> Then use the cocoon directory generator linked to above to generate the
> XML file to be included at this point.
> 
> Note that this is well beyond the scope of the user mail list, this is
> now developer stuff. If you want to pursue this further please move the
> discussion to the dev list.
> 
> Ross
> 
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