Re: Debian Policy based on the wrong technical assumptions
'Bruce Perens wrote:'
>> Requiring a web server for reading documentation is overkill.
>I don't think so. It's part of the price you _sometimes_ must pay if you
>I don't understand why so many people are made all hot by this topic.
Because no one has tried to accommodate all points of view to date. I
think we should have a non-commital policy until we reach consensus.
Here is my quick sketch (I'm some 2000 emails behind, so pardon my
Debian Policy is to provide documentation in html format, etc, etc.
The primary method Debian uses to display documentation is via a small
web server and browser.
However, we recognize that running a web server does not suit every
site policy. Hence Debian supports as an alternative using XYZ
browser(s) on the local filesystem.
I think we can support multiple independent approaches. Over time we
might choose one, but for now I'd prefer to see choices.
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