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From Christopher Cain <>
Subject Re: [PRE-PROPOSAL] jakarta-tomcat-doc sub-project : WAS: [TomcatDocu mentation Redactors To Hire]
Date Tue, 03 Jul 2001 01:04:33 GMT

Jon Stevens wrote:
> The Tomcat website is already generated with Anakia. It is trivial to add
> more .xml files to the site and there is absolutely no excuse to not just go
> that route.
> I just don't see the merits of this discussion. Go write documentation
> instead.
> -jon


Oh, well then, as long as _Jon_ doesn't see any merits, I guess this is
all just so much fodder. Never mind that the question has not yet been
adequately answered, and is still being constructively debated. Never
mind that some program I never heard of generates the Tomcat site. Never
mind that what happens on the Apache servers has about as much to do
with Tomcat documentation, which is being discussed as a new context
installed with the server, as what I plan on feeding my cat Mittens
tonight. Never mind all that ... Jon has descended from the Ivory tower
with his rather cryptic edict. Once we make sense of this devine wisdom,
we are to proceed immediately and without question.

For someone who loves to speak at great lengths about community
discussions and honoring majority decisions, this is a rather bizzare
tact to say the least. Some of us, including myself, would like for this
discussion to come to a well-considered conclusion so that we can help
out with documentation. Your nonsensical suggestions and irritation at
being bothered with this thread are both completely irrelevant, Ace. I
have no interest in Anakia, and quite frankly, as has been pointed out
very astutely by Costin, I have no interest in bothering with XML for
the purposes of documentation. I will produce HTML docs with my favorite
editor and call it a task adequately completed. Asking anything beyond
that will more than likely be more time and effort than I am prepared to
invest in simple documentation.

In short, let us please continue and decide upon how to proceed.
Regardless of Jon's off-topic confusion, I would really like to know how
the community would like to see any documentation which I may

- Christopher

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