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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: [naming][sitedocs] wondering why the horizontal nav at top for naming has gifs in it now
Date Tue, 11 Jan 2005 16:30:41 GMT
Hi Phil,

I started converting some of the project sitedocs so the horizontal 
navbar at the top has absolute links.  I then of course deployed and 
tried to test things out.  I started getting royally confused because 
testing in the staging area took me without noticing to the live area 
when playing with the navbar.  This is natural because of the absolute 
paths obviously.  As a result of this excercise and the pitfalls I just 
incountered I highly recommend sticking to relative links.  I can't 
stress this enough.

I thought I was loosing my mind for a while since I was keeping one 
browser window for staging and another for the live area.  I thought the 
staging mechanism was broken or the plugin was at fault as my staging 
area links took me to the live area.  It got really ugly and confusing 
making the tests for staging areas harder to perform.

I really want to revert back to relative links.  If you agree I can do 
the same for naming: just say the word  However for generating sites for 
a distro this will make those links break.  Is there anything we can do 
to prevent this from happening? 


Phil Steitz wrote:

> Alex Karasulu wrote:
>> Phil Steitz wrote:
>>> Alex Karasulu wrote:
>>>> Phil,
>>>> Are those new gifs that now appear in the horizontal navbar in the 
>>>> upper right hand side of the site due to the relative links you 
>>>> applied to the naming navigation.xml?
>>>> Alex
>>> I think mean absolute links.  Must be something in the 
>>> style being applied that puts little arrows in for "external" links.
>>> You can see these on the left nav as well to things like the wiki 
>>> and svn.
>> Right I see now.  Does this mean we have to do this for all sites for 
>> consistancy?
> It doesn't bother me personally, but I am not the one to ask about UI 
> stuff ;-).  It would probably be good for the other subproject sites 
> as well, assuming they are going to ever want to generate standalone 
> docs. I am also OK fixing naming in the release build and leaving the 
> public site with relative links if others dont like the difference and 
> dont want to change the other navs. Its just easier to maintain if 
> they are the same (the release and public site naming navs, I mean).
> Phil
>> Alex

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