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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [docs] test publish from daisy
Date Wed, 12 Oct 2005 16:28:53 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> Vadim Gritsenko wrote:
>> hepabolu wrote:
>>> Ross Gardler wrote:
>>>> See:
>>> Correct. It looks much slicker than the "official" site, although my 
>>> fingers itch to do something about the navigation (CSS wise).
>> Please do :-) Black border around current page is ... strange.
> :-), easily fixed.
>> Another problem I noticed - all URLs are number.daisy.html - we can't 
>> publish these to official website...
> Which part(s) are you objecting to?
> The number is because daisy uses numbers rather than names to identify 
> every page. There are ways around this in either Forrest or Daisy but it 
> is quite a bit of work.
> Related to this is the hierarchical layour of docs. i.e. there is no 
> directory structure. Again this is a "feature" of Daisy (one that I have 
> grwon to love). Documents are stored in a "flat" structure. The illusion 
> of hierarchy is created by the navigation documents. Currently the 
> Forrest plugin does not reproduce this (although it could).
> I'm hesitant to address these two issues right now since I want to 
> explore using Daisy Books for the published docs navigation systems 
> instead.
> The daisy.html part is used by Forrest to identify the original source. 
> This is the default behaviour of the plugin (which was developed for a 
> site that integrates content from many different sources). however, it 
> is completely configurable, the URL can be any pattern we want 
> (including plain old "id.html")

I still think a flat URL space for documents is a "good thing"(tm). See 

As for non-numeric, well, I personally like numeric, because otherwise 
it forces you to have a language identifier (again, see wikipedia) and 
disambiguation pages, but given that we won't have 300K pages, I do 
agree that makes the user experience a little more comfortable.


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