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Re: RFC: Better formatting for long descriptions

On Fri, 20 Mar 2009, Neil Williams wrote:

Packages.gz is already 26Mb - I'd like to find ways to shorten the
package descriptions, not lengthen it. :-(

Please read again.  Chances are good that packages files might
become shorter.

The rationale behind this is that with some
better standard formating some tools which display descriptions on web
pages might be enhanced to use <li>, <ol> and <dl> tags which finally
makes a better reading.

Oh no, please don't let Packages.gz get to 40Mb or 50Mb or more. There
has to be a limit somewhere.

You should definitely read again - in how far removing / adding some spaces
and use defined characters instead of random ones should have such an

Kind regards



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