Re^2: 1. suggestion for a new .dhelp/.dwww-index etc.
Am 13.04.98 schrieb apharris # burrito.onshore.com ...
APH> Are you talking about suggesting we extend the doc-base format?
I#m suggesting a new file format for all programs (dwww, dhelp, dwww-
index). If we use a common file format, all programs can parse the file
APH> I agree doc-base files should have a 'Lang' option, better yet, call
APH> it 'Language:'.
APH> > File: foo1.html (relative to the position of this file)
APH> Should be possible to give absolute address, maybe even URL?
Well, a URL would be a very good idea:
Great :). Should we use "File:"? Maybe "URL: " would be better?
APH> > Link: foo1 HOWTO
APH> What is link?
It#s the text for the link to the document, called <linkname> in .dhelp.
APH> > Title: Section Title for special sections (opt.)
APH> I don't understand why this should be part of the set of control fields
APH> registering a *document*. What if several document entries have different
APH> titles indicated?
See dhelp. The latest entered title is used. This option is really
necessary (see .dhelp in my doc-html-w3 package).
APH> The section title should not be intermeshable with the
APH> document registration control fields.
Well take for example doc-html-w3. The package includes several documents.
Instead of registering one index.html (like dwww does) in dhelp you would
register every root document:
<dtitle>Documents of the W3 organisation
And so on. And web/w3 is a new <diretory> not mentioned in the dhelp
Or take for example a FAQ package. Do you think, it would be a good idea
to use only <directory>FAQ, if you install 100 FAQs? In this case, it#s
better to use "FAQ/programming", "FAQ/cooking", etc.
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