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From Jørgen Løland <Jorgen.Lol...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Searching the Derby Documentation
Date Thu, 15 Nov 2007 10:23:13 GMT
Rick Hillegas wrote:
> Laura Stewart wrote:
>> On 11/14/07, Lance J. Andersen <Lance.Andersen@sun.com> wrote:
>>  
>>> Perhaps this is an indication that we need to revisit the layout of the
>>> manuals to make them easier to use and put this as a high priority for
>>> things to address going forward.  If the documentation is difficult to
>>> navigate, this can be a turnoff to users.
>>>
>>> Regards
>>> lance
>>>
>>>     
>>
>> I think that what we really need to invest in is changes to the code
>> that generates the docs, so that an index can be created with the
>> output.  Many index entries are already in the DITA files for the
>> documentation and are not exposed because the code that generates the
>> output is not setup to support index generation...
>>
>>
>>   
> +1 to the idea of generating an index. The old Cloudscape index used to 
> be very helpful and I think that a lot of that work has been preserved 
> in the existing index entry markers.

This may be a silly question, but why are we using dita when there are 
good tools for this? Why aren't we using LaTeX?

-- 
Jørgen Løland

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