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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: CTR notice: htdocs/manual/mod edits
Date Mon, 26 Jan 1998 04:15:07 GMT
At 10:04 AM 1/25/98 -0500, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
>Just so you know..  I'm about to embark on a big edit through
>the module documentation files to turn the directive attributes
>(Syntax, Default, Context, ...) into links to the attribute
>definitions in mod/directive-dict.html.  (See the example module
>documentation: <>.)
>I've been threatening to do this for a while, so here goes..

Speaking personally, I really don't like the idea.  I'm sorry for missing
your previous threats :) but I think from a hypertext perspective it could
lead to a lot of confusion and visual clutter.  To go to the extreme
example: what if we made every mention of "directive" a link to a
dictionary definition of directive?  Very quickly we could go down a
slippery slope towards making half the words in the documentation links to
their definitions or documentation...


specialization is for insects

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