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From "Bill Burton" <>
Subject Re: [xdocs] Feature Requests
Date Thu, 07 Mar 2002 19:56:55 GMT
Hi Erik,

I decided to focus on the task overview generation process so I haven't
looked at the recursive element support yet.  I want to get that out of
the way and then convert the rest of the manual pages to xdocs.  This will
allow a unified way of building the entire manual.


Erik Hatcher wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Burton" <>
> > > We're going to work on this.  I haven't had a look at Ara's pointer to
> the
> > > recursive templates, but will do so soon and likely integrate that
> (unless
> > > Bill beats me to it) into our templates to have it recursively output
> nested
> > > elements.  We'll add some "stop" logic for it to cease the recursion
> when a
> > > known datatype is found.
> >
> > Right.  It's not yet recursing on sub elements.  Will see what I can do to
> > fix this.
> Any luck with this, Bill?  I've started work on this and hit some hurdles.
> I was short-sighted in thinking we could just add recursion stop logic when
> it hits a known datatype.  The one that gave me a stack overflow(!) was And
> (the conditional) - it, of course, can nest another And, and so on and on.
> And is not a datatype.  So, I think the trick will be to wrap the pushClass
> functionality into one of our own tags and keep a stack of classes to
> reference and not allow another push if its already in the stack - this is
> all speculation as I haven't tried it yet.  I just thought I'd post to see
> if Bill had made any progress on it and to dump my experiment results.
>     Erik

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