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From "J. Hereth Correia" <>
Subject Problems with menus and menuitems in one menu
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2005 19:47:49 GMT

as this my first mail to the mailing list, a short introduction: Looking
for a good tool for my new homepage I came across forrest and liked both
the basic idea (similar to xweb ( which I
considered before) and the quite advanced features. Using forrest 0.5.1
I created a first website which I used until recently. When asked to
create a website for a software project (, nothing there
yet) I found that some details of the configuration changed from 0.5.1
to 0.6. Noticing further that more changes are to come with the step
from 0.6 to 0.7 I decided to try 0.7-dev. If any of my problems stem
from using the development verstion, please tell me so. However, I was
not able to find any bug report or todo item concerning the difficulties
I encountered (then again, I am probably looking for the wrong
keywords). For testing I use the pelt skin, another one derived from

I have some practical experience with Java, XML/XSLT and CSS. However,
as forrest brings all of those together I find it difficult to find out
where exactly the issue I want to solve comes from. Any hints on good
tools to track down CSS and XSLT issues are welcome.

Here the problem: (menus and menu-entries in the same menu)

A sketch of my site.xml:

<site tab="">
   <subcat label="Subcat" href="subcat/">
     <entry1 label="Entry1" href="entry1.html" tab="subcat"/>
     <entry2 label="Entry2" href="entry2.html" tab="subcat"/>
   <contact label="Contact" href=""/>

Using a tabs.xml like
  <tab id="" label="Main" dir=""/>
  <tab id="subcat" label="Subcat" dir="subcat"/>

What I expected were two menus like this:

(with "Subcat" and "Contact" being clickable, changing two the
corresponding subcategory/contact page) and


However, I get


(having Subcat as a dynamic menu, but not linked to the subcategory) and


(duplicating unnecessarily the "Subcat" label).

Can please anyone tell me how to change the menus?

Thanks in advance,


PS: Another problem were the <credits>-Tags. Not having them,
common/skinconf.xsl inserted a credit for Apache Forrest. However, the
comment in skinconf.xml says "Comment out the whole <credit>-element if
you want no credits in the web pages".

J. Hereth Correia <>
Dresden University of Technology, Institute for Algebra

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