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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject [STATUS] (httpd-docs-2.0) Wed Sep 11 23:45:30 EDT 2002
Date Thu, 12 Sep 2002 03:45:30 GMT
Apache HTTP Server 2.0 Documentation Status File.
Last modified: $Date: 2002/09/09 01:53:42 $

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- XML
    - The xsl transformations could be greatly improved to a) look better
      and b) use proper CSS+html rather than the horrible hack that
      Joshua did (in progress).
    - Rewriting of the remainder of the manual into xml is in
      progress.  See the bottom of this file for status info.

- modules docs
    - mod_suexec: very little documentation
    - mod_proxy: updates for 2.0
    - mod_status: updates for 2.0
    - mod_example: updates for 2.0
    
- man pages
    - Some of the man pages need to be updated for 2.0.  At least
      the httpd man page appears to be outdated, and perhaps other.
      After this is done, the manual/programs/ versions can be
      regenerated using the program in the site-tools repository.

- MPM documentation
   - Each MPM needs to have a documentation file in manual/mod/
     which lists the directives it provides, and some details
     about its operation.
        Status: Initial outlines done.  Much more details need to be
          filled in.
          - Non unix/windows MPMs still need to be completed.
          - the perchild directives in threaded/worker need docs

   - Individual docs will need some cleanup. 
        Status:  What docs still need to be touched here?
                 - misc/custom_errordocs.html needs to be updated to
                   essentially describe how the international error
                   docs included in 2.0 work
                 - misc/perf-tuning.html - needs major rewrite for 2.0
                 - misc/tutorials.html - mostly not relevant to 2.0
                 - misc/stopping.html
                 - misc/rewriteguide.html - needs cleaning in 1.3 and 2.0
                 - misc/known_client_problems.html - mostly ancient

- New build process.
    - install.html has had a first-pass rewrite, but many things have
      changed in the build system since it was written.

- Documentation of new features.
   - This will probably require more input from new-httpd, since
     not many people here follow the development process close
     enough to know what is going on.

- API documentation
    Status: Ben Laurie has written some hooks documentation

- Translations
    There are several efforts underway to translate the documentation
    into other languages. A detailed list of the currently known
    translators (and the corresponding websites) can be found at

    http://httpd.apache.org/docs-project/translations.html

New User documentation
======================

* Directory Handling (mod_dir/mod_autoindex/etc)

Documentation improvements
==========================

* Improving the "security docs"

  - More content and better organisation.

* General cleaning and improving of module docs

* Making the directive definitions "less terse" (i.e., adding more
  examples and details to the definitions of the directives)

  - We'll need to audit these and find out which ones need munging, as
    some of it looks ok.  --jsl

* Making site-specific enhancements easier, including a documented
  and robust way for 3P module docco to be added -- and have it
  survive a server docco upgrade

  - This could be something a simple and hackish as a manual/extra/
    directory (a la the 1.3 src/modules/extra/ directory) and a
    script in the support directory that scans the files there and
    updates the manual indices.  (We do something like that now for
    httpd.conf file with apxs [LoadModule, etc.].)

* regex: We should at least document someplace what regex library we
  are using and how to find more information about it

XML Conversions
===============

The following files need to be converted to XML as described at
http://httpd.apache.org/docs-project/docsformat.html

ebcdic.html                        # Perhaps move to platform/
footer.html                        # delete after finishing manual/ 
header.html                        # delete after finishing manual/ 
index.html.en                      # leave in html?
cgi_path.html.en
howto/cgi.html.en
howto/ssi.html.en
howto/auth.html.en
howto/footer.html                  # delete after finishing howto/ 
howto/header.html                  # delete after finishing howto/ 
misc/custom_errordocs.html         # obsolete?
misc/descriptors.html              # obsolete?
misc/fin_wait_2.html               # obsolete?
misc/footer.html                   # delete after finishing misc/ 
misc/header.html                   # delete after finishing misc/ 
misc/index.html
misc/known_client_problems.html    # obsolete?
misc/perf-tuning.html              
misc/rewriteguide.html
misc/tutorials.html                # obsolete?
mod/footer.html                    # delete after finishing mod/ directory
mod/header.html                    # delete after finishing mod/ directory
platform/footer.html               # delete after finishing platform/
platform/header.html               # delete after finishing platform/
platform/netware.html
platform/perf-hp.html
platform/win_compiling.html
platform/win_service.html
platform/windows.html
ssl/footer.html                    # delete after finishing ssl/
ssl/header.html                    # delete after finishing ssl/
ssl/index.html.en
ssl/ssl_compat.html
ssl/ssl_faq.html
ssl/ssl_glossary.html              # delete.  replaced by ../glossary.html
ssl/ssl_howto.html
ssl/ssl_intro.html
vhosts/details.html
vhosts/examples.html
vhosts/footer.html                 # delete after finishing vhosts/
vhosts/header.html                 # delete after finishing vhosts/
vhosts/ip-based.html
vhosts/mass.html
vhosts/index.html.en
vhosts/fd-limits.html.en
vhosts/name-based.html.en
expand.pl                          # delete after finishing everything

# These will require manual.xsl changes
faq/footer.html                    
faq/header.html
faq/index.html
faq/support.html

# Perhaps these should be left in html to allow the developers to
# play with them
developer/API.html
developer/debugging.html
developer/documenting.html
developer/filters.html
developer/footer.html
developer/header.html
developer/hooks.html
developer/index.html
developer/layeredio.html
developer/request.html
developer/thread_safety.html
developer/modules.html.en

# These are currently generated from nroff, but nobody is editting
# the nroff sources.  Should we just convert to pure xml and forget
# about man pages?
programs/ab.html
programs/apachectl.html
programs/apxs.html
programs/dbmmanage.html
programs/footer.html
programs/header.html
programs/htdigest.html
programs/htpasswd.html
programs/httpd.html
programs/index.html
programs/logresolve.html
programs/other.html
programs/rotatelogs.html
programs/suexec.html

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