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From Helena Edelson <>
Subject Re: xml feed input
Date Sat, 14 Jan 2006 16:57:38 GMT

Is the 0.8-dev moving to a stable release in a few weeks, a month? Is 
there a general projection? 
I need to get the ftp xml data in the site in a few days. Sunday if I 
don't sleep. I guess by the time I upgrade the app from 0.7 to 0.8
maybe it will be a stable release and I'll use the Dispatcher. I am sure 
I'll post many questions while I upgrade :-)
Thank you.

Ross Gardler wrote:

> Thorsten Scherler wrote:
>> El vie, 13-01-2006 a las 15:56 -0500, Helena Edelson escribió:
>>> Is there an existing mechanism in Forrest .7 or .8 to get xml data 
>>> feeds from ftp sites and parse the data?
>> Hmm, like always first thing pots into to my mind is the dispatcher. You
>> can define any url where data can come from via the dataUri. 
> The dispatcher should be used if you want such content to be included 
> within a page that contains other content. Even then, the actual 
> location of the file should be defined in the locationmap (more below).
> However, the dispatcher is not ready for users and is not yet stable 
> code.
>> Second thing is the locationmap and third the sitemap.
> You could do it in the sitemap but that is the "old" method. If you 
> are using 0.7 this is your only option (see Thorsten mail for info on 
> how).
> If you are prepared to work with 0.8-dev then you should use the 
> locationmap. The 0.8-dev release is now pretty stable, we are in the 
> process of polishing before the next release.
> In 0.8-dev the correct is via the locationmap. This code is stable, in 
> fact it has been available since the 0.5 release, but t is only in the 
> 0.8-dev cycle that we have started to document it and polish it.
> However, we have not (as far as I am aware) tested the locationmap 
> with ftp servers. There is no reason why it shouldn't work. We can 
> help guide you on the dev list.
> Documentation for the locationmap is at 
> Ross

Helena Edelson
 Application Service Provider | User Interface Design | Web Services


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