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Re: Reference manual

From: Vince Vielhaber <vev(at)michvhf(dot)com>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, PostgreSQL-documentation <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Reference manual
Date: 2001-02-09 20:27:37
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On Fri, 9 Feb 2001, Peter Eisentraut wrote:

> Vince Vielhaber writes:
> > > But you don't claim that the listing at
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > has any additional content whatsoever, do you?
> >
> > Yes, it tells you exactly what you're going to get when you click
> > on it.
> Maybe we're not talking about the same thing here.  The current docs have,
> for example, a link "PostgreSQL 7.1 User's Guide".  To me that says that
> when I click on it I get to read the User's Guide for PostgreSQL 7.1.
> In the user's lounge I have links along the lines of "Read the User's
> Guide online".  That tells me the same thing.

It may tell it, but it doesn't say it and you were just commenting about
that the other day.   However like I said in my last note the format that
you had on that page in your directory looks alot better.

> > Can't use includes.  Can't use PHP.  Can't hard code it into the docs.
> > Can't use a bunch of things.  We have mirrors.   I'd love to redo it in
> > PHP and serve up the content dynamically but that ain't gonna happen any
> > time soon.
> I wasn't talking about server-side includes.  Don't you have template file
> fragments that you use when you create a new file on the web site?  These
> could be inserted into the documentation files automatically when they are
> *created*.  What do you mean with "can't hardcode" if you don't generate
> things dynamically?

I have no desire or intention to rebuild the docs (past and present) any
time a change is made to the website's look and feel.  They aren't rebuilt
every nite automatically like the devel docs are.

So why the sudden desire to change things?

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