On Apr 12, 2012, at 6:41 AM, Glenn Adams <gl...@skynav.com> wrote: > Agreed that removing forrest dependency is desirable. However, presumably the > current xdocs would need to be converted to MD, in which case someone will > need to construct an XSLT to do so. That begs the question of whether it > would be necessary (at this time) to convert the source format to MD, or if > an additional step in the CMS based process could merely perform that step > automatically. If so, then it should not be necessary to change the authoring > format at this time. It could be done as a separate step later.
I am using Forrest 0.8 w markdown plugin. Conversion could be scripted, but that would negate the benefit of the CMS. > What I don't know yet is what we will lose from the conversion to MD in terms > of ability to markup our source docs. Clearly, MD is not as semantically or > syntactically rich as an XML based source. But do we lose anything of > consequence? I don't know yet. > > One thing we may lose if we don't convert to MD is the ability to use CMS > in-page editing. So that is a consideration. Perhaps that option is > sufficient to justify other potential negatives in converting. > > G. One of my goals, was to see some discussion in the DEVers, before I complete the task of converting the docs. The MarkDown format is not nearly as semantic as xdoc, but it serves a different purpose. It'll take some time, and I'm still prepared to take it on. But I was hoping for some discussion ;-)