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Re: wwwdocs changes
- To: Gerald Pfeifer <pfeifer at dbai dot tuwien dot ac dot at>
- Subject: Re: wwwdocs changes
- From: Jeffrey A Law <law at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 22:39:08 -0600
- cc: Dave Love <d dot love at dl dot ac dot uk>, egcs-patches at cygnus dot com, pcg at goof dot com
- Reply-To: law at cygnus dot com
In message <Pine.GSO.firstname.lastname@example.org>you write:
> > I normally resist facist attempts to change my link colours anyway,
> > otherwise I'd often get confused about what _are_ links. I guess this
> > isn't egcsactly the most important thing to worry about, though.
> Actually I did not mean to oppose your suggestion, just emphasize your
> point that we should change the current situation. Whether we change it
> this way or the other, I don't really mind; just the current state is
> BTW, how about using CSS -- cascading style sheets? That way we'll have
> to change stuff like this only at a _single_ place in the future?
I've got no particular objection so long as it doesn't require any more
post processing after a checkin to make the pages active on the server.
The CVS support for post-processing after a checkin is rather fragile,
so we don't want to mess with it unless absolutely necessary.
If that's not possible, we could create a template page from which
every other page must be derived. Its purpose would be to provide
a consistent look to the various pages. This is less attractive as
we'd have to convert each page (each time we change the template!).
> Jeff, what do you think? If you're interested, I'd be willing to take
> this over and change the entire site accordingly -- just let me know!
Actually, Marc Lehman first requested this assignment a while back
(well before we had the pages in the CVS tree), so we should give him
first crack at it if he still wants it.