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From "Ivanov, Alexey A" <alexey.a.iva...@intel.com>
Subject RE: [doc][website]do we need section numeration within pages?
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2007 07:08:23 GMT

As far I remember the only files which have TOC and numbering are those
long-long HTML files which are not actually processed by Anakia - their
HTML code merely included into VSL-generated template. Am I wrong?

Having this in mind, using your approach requires all these files to be
converted into XML (some tags need changing etc.) Applying CSS doesn't
require any changes. And I don't know why Microsoft doesn't implement
support many CSS properties which may make life of web content developer


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Geir Magnusson Jr. [mailto:geir@pobox.com]
>Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 2:24 PM
>To: dev@harmony.apache.org
>Subject: Re: [doc][website]do we need section numeration within pages?
>On Mar 15, 2007, at 3:57 AM, Konovalova, Svetlana wrote:
>> Alexey,
>> Thanks a lot for demonstrating interest in this issue!
>>> I think that all longish pages should have the table, e.g. roadmap
>>> [2]
>>> lacks it.
>> +1. If there are no objections, I can add tables of content to
>> pages, such as [2]&[5]
>In a previous life, I used velocity for all spec and documentation
>work (the organization was using Word docs, with the resultant
>problem that anytime someone checked in a change, we had no clue what
>changed from CVS diff...  so to XML we went :)
>Anyway, I remember that I modified the VTL to generate a TOC contents
>automatically.  Now, I used a different style file for this, because
>not ever page needs a TOC (like the front page of the website...)
>Maybe we can try that - it will make maintenance so much easier to
>have it happen automatically, and instead of an alternate stylesheet,
>we simply add metadata to the document which indicates if a TOC is
>The only thing I can't remember is if I did it using Anakia or DVSL,
>a XSL-like processor that I wrote that lets you write your
>stylesheets in Velocity rater than XML, which made it much easier for
>me to distinguish between the VTL control statements, and the HTML
>(XML-ish) content.
>>> From maintenance POV, it would be nice to provide automated
>>> numbering rather than hardcode the digits as a part of contents.
>> +1. I'll make a research to find the most appropriate solution to
>> problem.
>> [1] http://harmony.apache.org/subcomponents/drlvm/
>> developers_guide.html
>> [2] http://harmony.apache.org/roadmap.html
>> [3] http://harmony.apache.org/subcomponents/classlibrary/awt.html
>> [4] http://harmony.apache.org/subcomponents/drlvm/JVMTI-PopFrame.html
>> [5] http://harmony.apache.org/quickhelp_contributors.html
>> Best regards,
>> Sveta
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Alexey Varlamov [mailto:alexey.v.varlamov@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 8:52 AM
>> To: dev@harmony.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: [doc][website]do we need section numeration within
>> My $0.02:
>> 1) IMO it is not numbering which makes navigation easier, rather the
>> table of contents - which is orthogonal issue :) I think that all
>> longish pages should have the table, e.g. roadmap [2] lacks it.
>> Numbering is convenient for referencing or citing, which is important
>> for normative docs like specifications. E.g. I personally don't care
>> if awt guide [3] has numbering or not, as long as it is well
>> structured and easy to browse.
>> 2) From maintenance POV, it would be nice to provide automated
>> numbering rather than hardcode the digits as a part of contents. Bad
>> example here is roadmap [2], which is inconstant by nature and
>> to keep consistent by hand.
>> So I'd prefer to not add hardcoded numbering until really needed.
>> --
>> Thanks,
>> Alexey
>> 2007/3/14, Konovalova, Svetlana <svetlana.konovalova@intel.com>:
>>> Dear all,
>>> I've noticed that certain [1]&[2] pages have numerated sections, and
>>> certain [3]&[4] don't.
>>> IMHO, section numeration makes navigation easier. For the sake of
>>> convenience, you can just say "see section 2.5" instead of saying
>>> section name that is probably too long.
>>> I'd like to ask you whether we need section numeration within pages,
>> or
>>> not.
>>> Could we get rid of this site inconsistency somehow? I'd like to,
>> I
>>> do not insist. :)
>>> What's your opinion?
>>> If you do not mind, I volunteer to fix this inconsistency.
>>> Feel free to express your ideas! Your feedback is very welcome!
>>> [1]
>> http://harmony.apache.org/subcomponents/drlvm/developers_guide.html
>>> [2] http://harmony.apache.org/roadmap.html
>>> [3] http://harmony.apache.org/subcomponents/classlibrary/awt.html
>>> [4]
>>> Thanks,
>>> Sveta

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