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Re: Bug#658825: www.debian.org: Provide *single* page HTML manuals in http://www.debian.org/doc/devel-manuals

reassign 658825 developers-reference
retitle  658825 Provide *single* page HTML manuals in http://www.debian.org/doc/*


This is very similar request as 
  debian-reference: Please add epub support

This is a generic issue for all DDP documents and www server resource, I
am CCing both ML.

On Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 10:04:59AM +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
> Package: www.debian.org
> Severity: wishlist
> Please generate alongise HTML manuals that are all in one page.
> 	- User's with faster network connections could utilize the
> 	  manuals better.

But it drains server resource.

> 	- Easier links. Someone asking a question, can e pointed to
> 	  a whole manual.

contraly, now that you have 2 locations for HTML, people may be
confused.  I doubt this as driving reason to create single page.

> 	- Currect section based pages are not useful for searching.
> 	  Can't cross search pages in multiple sections with broser's
> 	  Ctrl-F.

This is very true.  grep with plain text is not as useful.
But if you wish full searchable document, we have PDF.

So it really comes down to DDP policy and WWW resource issue.

Build script wise, they are created when making plain text so no extra
work needed.

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