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From Jeff Levitt <de...@mylevita.com>
Subject [website] (was "Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-310) Document and/or change Derby client code to match behavior with Embedded driver where possible.")
Date Sat, 18 Jun 2005 07:09:07 GMT


--- "David Van Couvering (JIRA)" wrote:
<snip>
> 
> Hm.  I am uncomfortable going out with the release
> when the HTML is so clunky.  I don't know how hard
> it is to set up a css file, but it seems like if
> we're trying to get people interested in using
> Derby, having docs that look funky does not send out
 a good message to interested but hesitant new users.
> 
</snip>

So this got me into sort of an investigative mode, and
I took a look at the html that is output by the DITA
toolkit transform.  It seems there IS a css file that
these files point to, but they cant find it since its
not in the directory.  The name of the file they all
point to is commonltr.css.  So, I searched through the
DITA toolkit package, and I found the file in the
DITA-OT1.0.1\resource\ directory.  When I copied that
file into the directory with my output html files and
reloaded the output in my browser, suddenly everything
changed formatting.  The problem was it didn't change
the one issue you pointed out, which was that the
spacing around a table caption was non-existent, and
the font of those table captions was normal text, so
you couldnt distinguish it from the surrounding text. 
Well, after playing with the css file, I finally
figured out how to modify it so that the captions are
bold and are spaced with margins around them.  It
looks a lot better and I think you'll be satisfied
with the results.

So what I suggest is that we fix the website to place
the commonltr.css file into each manual's html output
directory.  However, we should use my modified one so
that the tables look better.  I have attached it to
this email.  If this is something we can do, can a
committer do this for us so that the nightly builds
he change?

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