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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Excluding files?
Date Fri, 12 Jan 2007 09:58:02 GMT
Cameron McCormack wrote:
> Thorsten Scherler:
>> Well, the proper way would be to add the pipes to the project pipeline
>> to just read and pass 
>> [exec] X [0]  download.cgi  BROKEN: No pipeline matched request:
>> download.cgi
>>   …
>>   [exec] X [0]  demo/AppletDemo.java  BROKEN: No pipeline matched
>> request: demo/AppletDemo.java
>>
>> To the output as is.
>>
>> Something like 
>> <map:match pattern="download.cgi">
>>  <map:read src="download.cgi" />
>> </map:match>
>> <map:match pattern="demo/AppletDemo.java">
>>  <map:read src="demo/AppletDemo.java" />
>> </map:match>
> 
> Ross Gardler:
>> The final approach is a half way between the first two. Create a set of 
>> pipelines in your project to match the requests affected by your issue. 
>> these will need to be narrow enough to trap all known pages but allow 
>> all others to pass through. The downside of this is that it can be 
>> difficult to identify a suitable pattern (or set of patterns), I'd 
>> recommend using the RE matcher for this unless you only have one or two 
>> pages affected by this.
> 
> Ok.  Ideally, I’d like that pipeline to match only if that static file
> exists in the content directory, because I want to avoid having to
> rewrite this matcher whenever I add a new file and have a link to it.

Time to read docs (and ask questions/provide patches to make them 
clearer please):

Look for <map:select type="exists"> in [1]

Ross

[1] 
http://forrest.apache.org/docs_0_70/howto/forrest.xmap.html#Definition+of+File-Resolver-Resource

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