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From Dave Brondsema <d...@brondsema.net>
Subject Re: [RFP] automatically generate sitemap
Date Tue, 10 Aug 2004 18:19:21 GMT
On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, Clay Leeds wrote:

>
> On Aug 9, 2004, at 8:16 PM, Dave Brondsema wrote:
> > Clay Leeds wrote:
> >> [Mildly-OT] It's a shame it can't be called some form of "Site Map"
> >> since that's what 99% of the internet calls the link on their web
> >> site (if they have one) where one can easily get to most--if not
> >> all--of their pages. Calling it anything but one of the following
> >> would probably only confuse newbies even more:
> >> - sitemap.html
> >> - site-map.html
> >> - site%20map.html
> >> - etc.
> >> Although they contain the entire site, even site.html/site.pdf may
> >> not be the best choice because of this (of course I don't have a
> >> 'solution'--sorry!).
> >> BTW, I do like the idea of a generated sitemap... but what to call it?
> >
> > What about navigation or site-structure?
> >
> > Or make it site?  And make the current site be wholesite.  I like
> > this, but it'd have to get into 0.6... it'd be too big of a
> > compatibility change to do later.
>
> These are all good alternatives, but are not the de facto standard.
> When it comes to describing a page that has all the links to a site, I
> don't think anything I can think of has the same ring as "site map".
>
> Then again, forrest's primary raison d'etre is for documentation, so
> perhaps "doc map" might do until we come up with something better.
>
> "Site" is pretty close. And I was thinking about "wholesite" as an
> alternative to the current site.html/site.pdf as it's more descriptive.
> In fact, I think it would be better to have [project]-site.html/.pdf or
> [project]-wholesite.html/.pdf, so people will know what it is when 2
> months after they've DL'ed it.

site.html/pdf was already in 0.5.1.  I didn't release that until I checked
now.  Since it is, I don't think we should change that.

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