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Re: New website: what's the sense of '(main)'?

From: Patrick McCarty
Subject: Re: New website: what's the sense of '(main)'?
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 14:26:06 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On 2010-01-02, John Mandereau wrote:
> Hello,
> As I'm wondering about i18n the string "(main)" in the navigation bar of
> the new website, I don't understand why it's there: the topmost parent
> section of the page currently viewed is already reachable from the top
> bar.  Therefore, I'm for removing it; however, if somebody gives a good
> reason for keeping it *and* proposes a nicer name for it e.g. "Up to
> toplevel section (%s)" % the actual name of up section, I'm glad to
> either implement it if it takes little time.

I think we should remove it.

IMO, a "(main)" hyperlink is confusing.  It simply points to the
current section that is already highlighted in the top navigation bar.

Also, if you observe the HTML structure (without the CSS), it's
especially confusing and completely unnecessary.


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