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Forrest Glossary

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This is a glossary of terms and their definitions for the Apache Forrest project. Some plugins also have a glossary, for example Dispatcher.


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1. This glossary is incomplete, please help where you can by adding definitions to existing items where needed. Also, add new Items to the glossary as appropriate.

Abbreviations in electronic mail

1. Abbreviations and acronyms are often used as shorthand in email, e.g. AFAIK "As Far As I Know", IMO "In My Opinion".

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)

1. The Apache Software Foundation is the home of Apache Forrest.


Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

1. A simple mechanism for adding style (e.g. fonts, colors, spacing) to Web documents. Source: W3C.


Release Candidate

1. A temporary Forrest package build from trunk during the release process to be tested and evaluated.


Separation of Concerns (SoC)

1. Different people, different skills, different purposes different code. Each can concentrate on their separate, but well-integrated, area of concern.



Standard Document Format

1. Forrests internal document format (defined by an XML-grammar). This format ist the common denominator for all things going into or coming out of Forrest's core processing. All input-plugins will translate their supported documents into this format, all output-plugins will create the output by transforming this format into something else. Currently Forrest uses document-v13-dtd as its internal format.



1. "xdoc" is an xml documentation stucture that started life at some other ASF projects. Apache Forrest adopted it and enhanced it to be similar to xhtml2. "xdoc" is currently the internal xml structure of Forrest (someday will be xhtml2). "xdocs" can be used as an input source format.