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Re: Changing the HTML file extension

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Vince Vielhaber <vev(at)michvhf(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Changing the HTML file extension
Date: 2001-02-12 00:06:42
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.4.31.0102112006000.54632-100000@thelab.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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All good points ... is there a *valid* reason why we'd switch from .htm to
.html?  Like is .htm breaking anything?  if not, it should be left as is
...


On Sun, 11 Feb 2001, Vince Vielhaber wrote:

> On Sun, 11 Feb 2001, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>
> > Since I'm writing a custom stylesheet for the docs anyway, we could change
> > the extension of the HTML files from .htm to .html.  This will probably
> > break a lot of bookmarks, so I thought I'd ask.  OTOH, "deep" bookmarks
> > into the current docs may become obsolete for a variety of other reasons
> > anyway.
>
> Any name changes will affect:
>
> 1) FAQ pointers into the docs
> 2) Web page pointers into the docs
> 3) Bookmarks
> 4) Search engine tables
>
> If this is done, the search tables will need to be flushed of old links.
> Marc was trying to do it the other day but I don't know how successful
> he was on clearing out /docs.  /devel-corner/docs will also have to be
> done if he was successful.  From a conversation I had with Peter yesterday
> I agree that it's probably a bad idea to even allow /devel-corner/docs
> into the search engine's tables - besides the fact that they change alot
> between versions and old ones don't seem to flush.
>
> FAQ pointers should also never point inside development docs (or any
> docs for all that matter if they stand a chance of changing at all).
>
> Bookmarks.  Many users will bookmark parts of the docs.  While it's not
> a good idea to bookmark development docs it's still done.  I don't think
> there's alot we can do about that.
>
> Web pages that point inside the docs.  We have some web pages that have
> been done and are maintained by folks other than me.  Those folks will
> need to make sure none of theirs point inside the devel docs.  The home
> page points to the devel docs index - I can repoint things when necessary
> but that probably won't happen till sometime mid next week.
>
> Vince.
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