Re^6: document registration policy needing to be written
Am 14.04.98 schrieb apharris # burrito.onshore.com ...
APH> Document: doc-base
What for is this?
APH> Title: Debian doc-base Manual
This is like my <linkname>?
APH> Author: Christian Schwarz
Do we need that?
APH> Abstract: This manual describes what doc-base is and how it can be used
APH> to manage online manuals on Debian systems.
Ok, is should HTML be allowed?
APH> Section: Apps/Programming
APH> Format: debiandoc-sgml
APH> Files: /usr/doc/doc-base/doc-base.sgml.gz
APH> Format: text
APH> Files: /usr/doc/doc-base/doc-base.text.gz
I don#t understand that. Can every File can have its own Abstract for
example? How can you recognize the beginning of the definition of a new
document (like my <item></item>)?
APH> Format: HTML
APH> Index: /usr/doc/doc-base/doc-base.html/index.html
APH> Files: /usr/doc/doc-base/doc-base.html/*.html
What#s that? I don#t see any need for that. "File: " should be the root
document (index.html in this example). That#s difficult to parse in C.
APH> Blech. Disagree. Arguably, flat text files are our standard format;
No, see Policy.
APH> a close runner up being debiandoc-sgml. Anyhow, if you want to
Only very few packages use debiandoc.
APH> accomodate lazy pgk maintainers, it would be bettter to try to
APH> autoguess the format based on either the file magic (i.e., 'file') or
APH> the suffix.
The "file" program is no option for a C program. But you could use the
.html, .ps at the end. But this would be difficult, if the file is
compressed or it#s a SGML file (there#re several DTDs).
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