Re: Suggestions For The Website
On 24 Jun 2006 23:26:46 +0200
kailander <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> But why are there still tags in uppercase
Because no one changed them to lower case yet.
> If its impossible as you say, please, leave all the lines with no indentation, so it will look much better !
As far as I can tell, indentation generally follows the individual editors' and translators' tastes. They are after all the only people who look at the source code on a regular basis. I see no reason to change this only to suit aesthetically minded visitors who happens to browser our site by HTML source code - how likely a situation is that?
> >No. This has been discussed before on the list - each word in that area of
> >the page is the translation of the respective language name into that
> >language. With some languages (e.g. English), languages are always written
> >with a capital letter, but not in others.
> I think all the languages should be written in capital letters because its much more clear and easy to pick up a language from the list, just like titles of songs are written on cd covers.
Personally I have no trouble locating the individual languages in the list. Besides, language selection is done automatically for most people using content negotiation.
> however, if you follow the mentioned rule, i wanted to say that it is applicable only if you write each language in separate sentence written in that language.
I'm not aware of any cross-language grammar rule convering this situation (or any situation, for that matter).
Our solution to the problem seems like a reasonable compromise. If the listed languages were all in upper or lower case, I'm certain someone else would complain, as you can't satisfy everyone.
> >Unfortunately Jutta, who has been doing most of the CSS changes lately,
> >doesn't test on MSIE at all. :-/
> But if i tested it on both of them, why dont you make the necessary changes ?
Please have patience, all this is done in our spare time as a hobby. People have lives outside Debian, believe it or not. :-)
> Anyway, i am very glad that i can participate in the development of this website.
We're glad to have your assistance.
I have no comments on the points you make on correctness of code; we do care about it and it will probably be fixed if a knowledgeable person looks into it agrees with your conclusions.
All of the above is only my take on it; we are many people working on Debian's web site...
Regards, Kaare - <http://www.nightcall.dk/>