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From Dennis Sosnoski <>
Subject [Axis2] Documentation standards
Date Sat, 11 Nov 2006 20:33:41 GMT
There's been a lot of churn in the documentation lately, IMHO not all of 
it useful. For instance, people have been going through replacing 
abbreviations (haven't, shouldn't) with the full words (have not, should 
not), reformatting HTML so that </p> tags are always on their own line, 
and substituting the '&gt;' entity for '>'. None of these changes seem 
especially useful to me. The last change, in particular ('&gt;' for '>') 
is unnecessary and makes embedded XML more difficult to read when you're 
looking at the "raw" document text (i.e., in a text editor rather than a 

I'd like to propose that people do not make arbitrary formatting changes 
in the documentation updates. If they're using a tool that forces such 
changes they should find a new tool, just as is the case with changes to 
the actual code.

  - Dennis

Dennis M. Sosnoski
SOA, Web Services, and XML
Training and Consulting -
Seattle, WA +1-425-296-6194 - Wellington, NZ +64-4-298-6117

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