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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: HTML3.2 -> HTML4.0
Date Tue, 28 Nov 2000 22:02:43 GMT
James A Sutherland wrote:
> 
> > That's not a vote, it's a veto.
> 
> Which is even worse: you don't even appear to have considered
> the issue, yet you are leaping to a conclusion prematurely.

Not so.  Regardless of what you may think, I *did* consider the
issue, and jumped to no premature conclusions.  The issue I
was considering apparently wasn't the one under discussion,
however.

> There is more to it than that: using a variable for part of header.*'s
> content implies that it must be .shtml (or use the x-bit kludge...)

It implies that it needs to be server-parsed, not that it be named
.shtml.  And all of the docco .html files are already server-parsed;
that's how the header and footer get included now.

> Rewriting the header and footer from a static HTML file to a
> dynamic SHTML file would seem like justification for adding the
> header.shtml file as a new file, and deleting the old one once
> no pages reference it.

I still don't see the point, since the {header,footer}.html files
are being parsed *right now*.  They aren't static.

> Provided you have wget installed, and the docs are available online
> or on a server on your machine, it's a single command. If that's too
> much for everyone else, I would be quite happy to do the packaging
> myself...

Um, I'm talking about packaging the entire Apache distribution,
not just the docs.

> I have. AFAICS, this is just a matter of replacing expand.pl with
> a suitable wget invocation, preceded with a cvs update in the
> appropriate directory. Same number of steps, no expand.pl needed
> any more.

But wget needed instead.  Since you seem to want to drag out
aphorisms, how about "if it ain't broke, don't waste time fixing
it."

> Advantage: it works.

No points; what we have right now works too.

> Putting SSI commands in header.html won't work terribly well ATM.

What makes you say that?  It works just fine right now.  So I don't
see any need to change any file names.
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Ken Coar                    <http://Golux.Com/coar/>
Apache Software Foundation  <http://www.apache.org/>
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