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From "Roy T. Fielding" <>
Subject Re: [RT] Super Simple Site Generation Tool
Date Sat, 31 Dec 2005 20:29:56 GMT
On Dec 31, 2005, at 7:34 AM, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> Just the tabbed and menu navigation.  And some other little bits  
> that no one
> probably uses.

FTR, I hate the tabs, find the layout unreadable, and nobody sees that
the important documentation has never been updated.  Half the screen
real estate is occupied by crap I don't need to see.  The renderer eats
spaces after hypertext links.  Even the logo sucks.  And, no, I don't
want the site to generate a friggin PDF.

I've known that for years now and have not bothered to fix any of
them because I also know the entry barrier is too high on the tool.
I don't even bother any more -- the real documentation belongs on anyway. I installed anakia there because it gave me
complete control over every single bit written to the output and
the result can be reviewed prior to commit.  I set the policy because
I was the one writing almost all the ASF content at the time.

I am not a Forrest user.  I have no time to read its mailing lists.
I don't care whether or not it is the best thing since sliced bread.
What I care about is having complete control over the content that
I write and how it appears (visually and technically) before it is
published.  It is absolutely unacceptable that two different people
generating the same site will produce different results.

I don't see any point in having this conversation every year.
Whoever is willing to fix the content on incubator, please feel
free to remove the entire site (except the project status files)
and start over with whatever tool you deem suitable.  I have four
other sites to work on that have higher priority, so chances are good
that I won't be deleting the incubator site any time soon.


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