Re^4: dhelp directory structure
Am 14.04.98 schrieb aj # azure.humbug.org.au ...
AT> =46rom this vantage point, it seems to me that Christian is looking more
AT> for a way of indexing documents (why would someone be looking for this
AT> document= ?),
AT> while Marco is looking more for a way of arranging them (which order
AT> should I put these documents in for ease of browsing?).
No, I think we have only different ways for the same purpose.
AT> Debian Development
AT> Day to Day Use
AT> System Administration ----> User Administration
AT> | Filesystem Management
AT> V Device Management
AT> Using PPP
AT> Using SLIP
AT> Using ISDN
AT> Using Cable-modems
AT> Routing -------------> IP Masq Howto
AT> ipfwadm manpage
AT> route manpage
And you think that is a good idea? Hm. In most cases it#s difficult to
find something, if you use to many subdirectories. For example I find it
diffcult to find something on a lot of commerical WWW server (Adobe for
AT> generic categories like that is a good way of finding things. Some
AT> explanation of what the categories *mean* might be useful.
That#s what the tag SectionTitle is for. dhelp uses this already. We#re
talking only about the directories at the moment and not about the
AT> I'd expect something like a system wide default language and then a choice
AT> box to choose a different language if desired, rather than having to=20
AT> choose a language explicitly for each document. Is this possible?
No, because most browsers doesn#t support the prefered language system of
HTTP. And your solution would not work: as German user I would like to be
able to read the English *and* the German version of a HOWTO for example,
because the German translation is maybe out of date.
At the moment dhelp creates a root directory for each installed language:
AT> In the indexing scheme, having the same document referenced from multiple
What do you mean with indexing?
AT> places is perfectly natural --
No. Look at the WWW server.
AT> the FSSTND would be included under both "Debian development" and=20
AT> "administration", and so forth.
I don#t see any connection of FSSTND to Debian or to admin. This should go
to "standards" for example.
AT> A searching utility, and a by-package listing would then only need to be
AT> used when you want to clarify points, much like the original purpose of
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