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From Rainer Jung <rainer.j...@kippdata.de>
Subject Re: Links to Sun/Oracle on welcome page
Date Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:42:09 GMT
On 27.08.2010 12:28, Konstantin Kolinko wrote:
> 2010/8/26 Pid<pid@pidster.com>:
>> On 26/08/2010 15:18, Tim Funk wrote:
>>> In that case ... +1 for removing links to
>>> http://java.sun.com/products/servlets and
>>> http://java.sun.com/products/jsp (or any http://java.sun.com page)
>>
>> Clearly +many for that then.
>>
>> And for clarity, what about to jcp.org?
>>
>
> My thoughts are:
>
> 1. I do not mind advertising jcp.org
>
>
> 2. Unfortunately jcp.org pages are hard to understand for a newcomer.
> It is actually not our problem, but the problem of the JSR website.
>
> E.g., in this case for the Servlet spec two pages are important
> [1] http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/final/jsr315/index.html
> [2] http://jcp.org/en/jsr/summary?id=315
>
> [1] provides download of the spec, but the problem is that
> - There is no description,
> - It is hard to navigate further. I do not see there any direct link
> to [2]. Maybe someone has better eyes?
>
> [2] provides the description, but
> - It is the same page for the whole lifetime of a JSR.  You have to
> know what to download: a "Final Release", or some "Maintenance
> Release"   (JSP 2.2 is actually MR of JSR 245).
>
> So I think that while a link to [1] should be enough, it might be
> better to mention both [1] and [2].
>
>
>
> 3. It came to my mind, that not only those two specs might be
> important, but also some others, like the ones mentioned here:
> http://markmail.org/message/olpuftjrqhcfk3vb
>
> Maybe create a Wiki page to list the relevant specification links? (I
> don't have time now, but maybe later).

That's a good idea! Yes, the JCP pages are hard to use. An intermediate 
page can contain several links and a short explanatory hint for all 
relevant Specs. Good thing.

Regards,

Rainer

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