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Re: Big web page
Re: Big web page
Sat, 24 Sep 2011 18:20:10 +0100
----- Original Message -----
From: "Graham Percival" <address@hidden>
To: "Phil Holmes" <address@hidden>
Cc: "Devel" <address@hidden>
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 7:54 PM
Subject: Re: Big web page
On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 05:03:21PM +0100, Phil Holmes wrote:
You know, I'm wondering if this serves any purpose. It's a
humungous thing that takes an age to load and display, and for a
long time has had a load of missing images, bad links, etc. No-one
complained much and no-one really seemed to notice. Yet we lose the
images on web-examples and get a user report same day.
Given the shenanigans needed to create it, might it make sense to retire
When the new website was first being built, there was a huge
outcry when I suggested not bothering with it.
I'd rather keep it around, at least for a bit longer, because it
serves as a canary. Is the doc build system as generic as we
need? no. (note that there's a few pictures in other manuals;
it's not just web-big-html that needs them) Is the doc build
system as well-organized as we need? of course not.
I think we can do a huge amount of work just by cleaning up the
"make website" process. Admittedly that doesn't include
web-big-html, but the increased understanding and simplifications
should have follow-on effects to "make doc".
I thought I'd start with a rather easier to follow description of how make
website works. It's attached as a text file with no formatting as yet, for
quick thoughts. If wanted I could put it on Rietveld as is, or if it's
close enough to being useful, I could texify it first.
Description: Text document