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From Diana Shannon <>
Subject Re: [WIKI-UPDATE] BeginnerDefaultPort Tue Feb 11 23:00:03 2003
Date Fri, 14 Feb 2003 12:05:38 GMT

On Wednesday, February 12, 2003, at 04:43  AM, SAXESS - Hussayn Dabbous 

> How to proceed ?
> ----------------
> I just get doubts, if this page could ever be of value, because
> i can't describe all possible scenarios, i can't tell a default 
> scenario, i'm simply lost here ...

I think you need to give yourself a well-deserved break. No question 
*if* your page could ever be of value -- it already is. I think all any 
doc-writer can do is describe the scenarios he or she feels comfortable 
describing after learning/implementing as much as his or her 
time/resources/knowledge/learning allows. Leave it for someone else to 
fill in the holes. Have a little faith that someone will come along and 
add to your doc. You write excellent docs. Who wouldn't want to 
supplement such good work?

> I would appreciate, if someone who is more familiar with
> tomcat-apache setup to make a review of this page and give
> me some hints, what i could do about managing complexity ;-)

I do hope others can provide hints and suggestions, but all you can do 
is ask (as you already have). I know it remains *really* hard for me to 
write partial docs. I know, in the past (pre-Wiki), I held off 
committing 90% completed docs -- even throwing them away -- because they 
weren't "good enough" to my perfectionist mind. Silly me.

Sometimes I email people off list who seem to have the knowledge I need 
to fill in some of my conceptual holes. In other words, they provide 
info, I finish the doc. I have *always* been helped that way. Perhaps 
some of the cocoon-oriented ISPs could be queried (unless this setup 
info is considered too strategic to share). Just an idea.

Thanks for all of your persistence and excellent contributions. Remember 
holes in your docs are simply "itches to scratch" -- ways to bring in 
more doc-writers.


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