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From mansou...@yahoo.com
Subject Re: confused about validation
Date Mon, 02 Apr 2007 20:31:48 GMT
Ted Husted wrote:
> On 4/2/07, mansour77@yahoo.com <mansour77@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> The first thing I would do is fixing the broken links. For example if
>> you go to the page:
>> http://struts.apache.org/2.0.6/docs/basic-validation.html
>
> The problem with links like these is that the path is pointing to the
> "java" folder rather than the "resources" folder. Anyone with a CLA on
> file can find and fix these.
>
> The changes won't show up on the */2.0.6/* version, since that is a
> historical archive. But they will show up on the */2.x/* draft
> version.
>
>
>> Second thing I will re factor the documentation and try to keep all the
>> links on one single page. For example,
>> I will put all the
>> details of selecting a type found on this page
>> http://struts.apache.org/2.0.6/docs/result-types.html, under the link
>>
>> "Selecting Results
>> <http://struts.apache.org/2.0.6/docs/selecting-results.html> We setup
>> different results for different result codes."
>
> That could be done by using the Confluence include macro, so that the
> content is not duplicated.
>
>
>> As you can see from questions, the answers were there, but I couldn't
>> reach them. This tells that the documentation is sufficient to get a
>> newbie started, but the information has to be placed in a handy place so
>> that they can be easily reached.
>
> I wish I knew how to make it better, but, honestly, I don't. The wiki
> format is great for group editing, but it's very difficult to make
> sweeping changes to the organization.
Is 't possible (easy) to add a master index, so users can search that 
page using a key word ?
So if I am looking for theme, I can easily find all the pages that deals 
with this term.
I think this can help.
having a reliable search service is another option.


>
>
>>
>> The problem I am running into right now is how to control the location
>> of the validation error. My guess is to use css,
>> but I am looking for an example. I have feeling that it's there
>> somewhere there on the site, but the problem is how to find it.
>
> The location of the validation error messages is determined by the theme.
>
> * http://struts.apache.org/2.x/docs/extending-themes.html
>
>
>> I will let you know if I noticed any thing else that can be adjusted and
>> provide you with the suggestion.
>
> The best thing might to be file JIRA tickets with very specific
> suggestions, or, alternatively, file a CLA, and implement the changes
> directly.
>
> * http://struts.apache.org/2.x/docs/editing-the-documentation.html
>
> -Ted.
>
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