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Re: HOWTO vs mini-HOWTO [was: Linux Doc Infrastructure]
Guylhem Aznar wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2000 at 06:56:28PM +0100, Morten Kjeldgaard wrote:
> > I propose that the distinction between HOWTOs and mini-HOWTOs should be
> > abolished, because a grouping based on the sizes of the documents it is a
[... snip ...]
> Aboloshing the distrinction is a good idea, but it would confuse people.
> mini HOWTOs are "mini" since they focus on a specific topic
IMHO removing the distincition it won't confuse anyone.
How is IP-Masquerade (mini) more specific thatn IPX-Howto (HOWTO).
Similarly Assembler is probably less important to many than LILO etc.
Whilst I see the original purpose of HOWTOs vs minis (which isn't bad)
has long since blurred. It is now more a matter of personal perspective.
One thing you could do is something like stick to a single dir and use a
stricter naming scheme.
Eg: Networking might be the main (overview) howto and if someone has an
specific topic it could be named: "Networking-IP-Masquerade" similaarly
an IP topic would be "Networking-IPX-blah"
Whilst the nasmes would be longer the topic areas would be clearer.
Of course this whole issue goes away once we agree on an Open Doc Env.
categorisation process (email@example.com),
long file names like Networking-IP-Masquerade
are not really an issue.
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