Re: compressed HTML/dhelp
Joel Klecker wrote:
> close 41352
Why is it so difficult to fix bugs instead of closing bug
reports without fixing the bugs?
> >Please fix bugs! How should the user read compressed HTML
> >files? Could you tell me one internet page sending
> >compressed html documents to the user?
> Show me where the bug is;
Without any problems: install a non unix/linux operating
system and use netscape or another browser. How can you
read these documents? -> This is a bug.
> show me where policy says I can't compress HTML.
This is not a topic of the policy. With the same arguments
you could compress compiled programs.
> lynx has no problem with it and I had no trouble getting
> netscape to display it over HTTP.
Some netscape installation (even under Linux) have got problems
with these files. And of course there´re other browsers.
> plain text files too, are you gonna say that those should be
> uncompressed too in case someone wants to browse
No I don´t say that. But compressed HTML files are as broken
as gzip compressed jpeg/gif files produced by programs like
debmaker and debhelper.
> >And why don´t you want dhelp support? A lot of users like
> >these systems. Why is it so difficult to add such an
> >entry? If you need help tell me.
> a) I haven't had anyone besides you ask for it
Then I would suggest reading magazines like the famous German
c´t. They have recognized Debian´s documentation chaos.
> b) I don't like dhelp
Why? I don´t like broken packages like your.
> c) it's one tiny little document
And it´s one tiny little configuration file for dhelp or
doc-base or dwww. Where´s the problem to add such a small file?
HTML is Debian´s documentation format, so please make it
readable. Thank you.
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