Bug#613946: debian-policy: anchor issues in HTML version
severity 616043 wishlist
tags 616043 wontfix
severity 613946 wishlist
Before I start, let me remind people that it is more important to
convert all these SGML documents to DocBook XML. So far, I am having
good success for maint-guide. I will work on this document once I get
comfortable doing this conversion.
But policy is such a high profile document, I will work on this later.
On Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 10:24:05PM -0600, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> user email@example.com
> clone 613946 -1 -2
> retitle -1 debiandoc2html: <link> titles should not have embedded tags
What debiandoc2html should do as default is pure taste issue.
I know there have been many flip-flopping. Its enough.
The user of debiandoc2html can disable this by using -L option.
So this is not bug for debiandoc-sgml.
Please see http://bugs.debian.org/402122 first and read on to:
http://bugs.debian.org/402122 (current default rationale)
http://bugs.debian.org/140677 (old history)
On this basis, I am closing this bug #616042 for debiandoc-sgml.
If bug reporter carefully read all these bug reports, this aspect of bug
#613946 is at best wishlist and debian-policy maintainer should assign
wontfix tag unless submitter gives good rationale. I think we provide
document for most browsers with decent capability. We do not cut down
good feature useful for most user just for lowest denominator
application. There are some console browsers such as w3m which can
handle this OK.
> retitle -2 debiandoc2html: <a name> anchors should enclose heading text
Hmmm... this aspect of this bug has been so for long time. I was
wondering on this when I took over this package. I do not see any real
negative so this is purely aesthetic concern. If you can cite some RFC
etc., then this is real minor bug otherwise this is wishlist bug which I
will mark as wontfix since I am not going to change this old program's
behavior any more unless it is gross problem. Until I get clear
argument, I am marking this as wishlist/wontfix so I will not get
> severity -1 normal
> severity -2 minor
> reassign -1 debiandoc-sgml 1.2.20
> reassign -2 debiandoc-sgml 1.2.20
> usertags 613946 + packaging
I see you are doing BTS cleaning.
> See http://bugs.debian.org/613946 for more details. Thoughts?
It has been answered.
This should be fixed on Lynx side. They show up since this does not
understand as I think. But I have not fully investigated so not ready to
reassign this to them.
Properly displaying provided feature-rich HTML is burden of clients. I
think we should not blame generating software and created data. That is
Thus I think this is not really a bug of debian-policy. At best it is
wishlist bug. Sevrity changed to wishlist.
If bug triage people think this is not a bug of debian-policy, please
feel free to close this bug.
I should say the more useful wishlist bug is "debian-policy should use
DocBook XML for source" :-)