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From "Kim Haase (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DERBY-5184) Tables in documentation need introductions and formatting fixes
Date Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:16:05 GMT

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Kim Haase commented on DERBY-5184:

I have run into a few more technical questions, having to do with Reference Manual topics:

SYSCS_DIAG diagnostic tables and functions (http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/ref/rrefsyscsdiagtables.html)

I missed the second table on this page, which has a number of empty cells, when I was working
on DERBY-5154. It's just like the system tables and XPLAIN tables, so I put the same values
in (19 for BIGINT, 10 for INTEGER). I deduced that SMALLINT is 5. Is that right?

CallableStatements and INOUT Parameters (http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/ref/rrefjdbc75719.html)

Last row, "JAVA_OBJECT (only valid in Java2/JDBC 2.0 environments)": should this parenthesis
be removed, or the entire row? If the type exists in 2.0 and above, it's always valid; if
it exists in 2.0 only, it's now unsupported and should be removed entirely.

Mapping of java.sql.Types to SQL types (http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/ref/rrefjdbc20377.html)

Footnote on BIT row says, "BIT is only valid in JDBC 2.0 and earlier environments." Shouldn't
this row be removed now, along with the footnote? Also, parentheses that say "(JDBC 2.0 and
up) should be removed, right?
Supported territories (http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/ref/rrefsqlj75638.html)

What's "derby.territory"? I know of no such property. Remove? Replace with the territory=ll_CC
URL attribute?

Limitations for database manager values (http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/ref/rrefdbmlimits.html)

What's a database manager? Outside of this topic it is mentioned only in the CREATE FUNCTION
and CREATE PROCEDURE topics. Is there another more commonly used term?

I will be grateful for any help on these.

> Tables in documentation need introductions and formatting fixes
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DERBY-5184
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-5184
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: Documentation
>    Affects Versions:
>            Reporter: Kim Haase
>            Assignee: Kim Haase
>            Priority: Minor
> Many tables in the Derby documentation appear abruptly, with conceptual prose followed
immediately by a table (with or without a title). Here are some examples:
> http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/devguide/devguide-single.html#tdevupgradedb
> http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/adminguide/adminguide-single.html#cadminappsclient
> http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/ref/ref-single.html#rrefjdbc27734
> There is no specific accessibility requirement that tables be properly introduced, but
many companies' technical writing style guides require or strongly recommend it. Moreover,
the WCAG guidelines have the following statements (http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/#context-and-orientation):
> "Content developers should make content understandable and navigable. This includes not
only making the language clear and simple, but also providing understandable mechanisms for
navigating within and between pages. Providing navigation tools and orientation information
in pages will maximize accessibility and usability. ... The theme of making content understandable
and navigable is addressed primarily in guidelines 12 to 14."
> Therefore, in the interest of accessibility, each table should be introduced with some
indication that a table is coming. 
> Further details will be provided in comments.

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