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From CFAS Webmaster <webmas...@cfas.org>
Subject Re: Help with new templates
Date Tue, 02 Aug 2005 02:41:30 GMT
Diwaker,

  Got it...  I needed to add this to CSS:

#skinconf-toc-page {
    float: left;
}

Now on to why forrest never stops when generating a static site and why 
the logs get so darn big :>

Thanks!
-Paul

CFAS Webmaster wrote:

> Diwaker,
>
>  In responding to my own post, I've made some progress.  I've found 
> the correct xsl syntax to import a file and used that in the contract, 
> adjusting for the location of where forrest thinks it wants the file 
> vs. where it actually lives:
>
>            <xsl:template name="extra-info-body">
>              <xsl:for-each 
> select="document('../../../cfas-new/src/documentation/content/xdocs/extra.xml')">

>
>
>        <xsl:comment>+
>            |start extra-info
>            +</xsl:comment>
>               <xsl:copy-of select="document/*"/>
>        <xsl:comment>+
>            |end extra-info
>            +</xsl:comment>
>
>              </xsl:for-each>
>            </xsl:template>
>
> Firefox is telling me that <div id='rightbar'> is still within <div 
> id='content'> but the HTML says otherwise.   Unfortunately I'm still 
> having a problem with the CSS, or at least I think it's the CSS. I 
> have #rightbar declared as this:
>
> #rightbar {
>    float: right;
>    width: 100px;
>    background: #eae8e3;
>    border: thin dashed #565248;
>    margin-bottom: 10px;
> }
>
> And I see the decorations correctly, as is the width and the float, 
> but Firefox is refusing to place it up by the header, instead stuffing 
> it below almost everything else.
>
> Any thoughts?
> -Paul
>
> CFAS Webmaster wrote:
>
>> Diwaker,
>>
>>  It does to some degree.  I had found the foo.xml/foo.fv, default.fv 
>> mapping and that helps immensely.  I think the part that I'm not 
>> understanding is the other <forrest:hook> bit.
>>
>> Should that content be in another file and included somehow?  I see, 
>> but do not understand, how the leftbar is pieced together because 
>> forrest generates it, specifically with the nav-section contract.  I 
>> just tried hacking the sitemap-contact.ft contract, calling it 
>> extra-info.ft and placing this into index.fv:
>>
>>                <forrest:hook name="content">
>>                    <forrest:contract name="content-title"/>
>>                    <forrest:contract name="content-abstract"/>
>>                    <forrest:contract name="content-minitoc"/>
>>                    <forrest:contract name="content-main"/>
>>                </forrest:hook>
>>                <forrest:hook name="rightbar">
>>                    <forrest:contract name="extra-info"/>
>>                </forrest:hook>
>>
>> The content bit comes from your default.fv and I've added the 
>> extra-info piece.  The extra-info contract is a bit large and I don't 
>> know how much stuff is normally posted to the list as far as code 
>> goes.  The core part of the template goes like this:
>>
>>        <xsl:stylesheet version="1.1"
>>            xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
>>            <xsl:template name="extra-info-body">
>>              <xsl:if test="extra.xml">
>>                <xsl:for-each select="extra.xml">
>>        <xsl:comment>+
>>            |start extra-info
>>            +</xsl:comment>
>>                          <xsl:copy-of 
>> select="div[@id='content']/div[@id='content-main']/*"/>
>> <xsl:comment>+
>>    |end content-main
>>    +</xsl:comment>
>>
>>                </xsl:for-each>
>>              </xsl:if>
>>            </xsl:template>
>>        </xsl:stylesheet>
>>
>> Where extra.xml is where I've stuffed the information for the third 
>> column.  Does this look like a valid approach where I just have some 
>> syntax wrong, or have I completely missed what's supposed to be going 
>> on here?
>>
>> Thanks!
>> -Paul
>>
>> Diwaker Gupta wrote:
>>
>>> On Sunday 31 July 2005 6:10 pm, CFAS Webmaster wrote:
>>>  
>>>
>>>>  Is anyone would be willing to help me through the process of making
>>>> this work properly?  The original site that I'm trying to emulate is:
>>>> http://www.cfas.org/, the new site is 
>>>> http://cfas-new.kronenpj.dyndns.org/.
>>>>   
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> glad to help where I can :)
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>>>  Essentially, I'd like the third column flush against the header.  I
>>>> think it'll work if I can convince Forrest to place that column in its
>>>> own <div id="rightbar">.  Unfortunately since it's part of the source
>>>> file, it's part of <div id="content">.  I looked briefly at writing
a
>>>> new contract but I don't know enough about them to know if that's 
>>>> even a
>>>> valid approach.
>>>>   
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Have you read the documentation on views?
>>> http://forrest.apache.org/docs_0_80/howto/howto-view-dsl.html
>>>
>>> IIUC, all you need to do is put some of the content (like your 
>>> quicklinks and news items on the old site) within another 
>>> <forrest:hook> in the view file for the front page (most likely it 
>>> should be named index.fv) and thats it!
>>>
>>> Just in case you didn't know, you can specify per file as well as 
>>> per directory view configs. So, each page can have a different 
>>> layout, all pages in the same directory can have a different layout 
>>> and so on!
>>>
>>> The naming convention is that for a file named foo.xml, Forrest will 
>>> look for foo.fv, and then default.fv in the directory containing 
>>> foo.xml, and then the project wide default.fv and then finally the 
>>> default.fv that ships with views.
>>>
>>> HTH,
>>> Diwaker
>>>  
>>>

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