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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Inconsistent typographical presentation of Apache License 2.0 text
Date Sat, 27 Apr 2013 20:46:01 GMT
On 27/04/2013 09:28, Mark Thomas wrote:
> On 27/04/2013 03:14, Richard Fontana wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Just noticed the following:
>>
>> At http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html
>> the subsections in section 4 are labeled by Roman numerals followed by
>> a period, whereas at
>> http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.txt
>> they are labeled with parenthesized lowercase letters.
>>
>> I assume this should be considered an error (otherwise one would have
>> no consistent way of referring to those subsections -- one person
>> would refer to "4(d)" and another would refer to "4.4" or "4(4)"), and
>> that the error is in the HTML version and not in the text
>> version. Checking the Wayback Machine, this seems to have been
>> introduced sometime in early 2008, whereas the .txt version seems to
>> have stayed the same from the beginning.
> 
> It is a result of the move to the CMS. The HTML is generated from a page
> written in markdown that appears to have some constraints on list
> formatting. I'm googling for options now although I might have to go out
> before I find a solution.
> 
> I also noticed that 4.4 in HTML included the text that was separate from
> 4.d in the text version. I've fixed this issue. If no-one else gets to
> the number formatting issue first, I should be able to fix this later
> today.

Fixed. The CSS was getting in my way. Sorry for the earlier noise as I
tried various ways to fix this.

Mark


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