Re: The state of our web site and standards
- From: ERDI Gergo <cactus cactus rulez org>
- To: Jeff Waugh <jdub aphid net>
- Cc: gnome-hackers gnome org, gnome-web-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: The state of our web site and standards
- Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 16:15:18 +0200 (CEST)
On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> This is something that has been troubling me a bit, too. All of the
> generated documentation (there is - and should be - *lots*) will fall
> outside of the scriptable templatey stuff that we have been talking about on
I'm not quite following you here.
The DocBook docs at developer.gnome.org should be translated to HTML via
an XSL. The other content should be in another XML format that's suited
for the content (i.e. some basic <sectionheader>, <para>, etc. stuff),
which again is translated to HTML via an XSL. If we create both XSLs to be
consistant with each other, we get
a, a look&feel shared between stuff generated from DocBook sources
and original content
b, the ability to easily change look&feel whenever we feel like it
c, the ability to store content in an easily searchable form,
using content-describing tags in the XML
For this to happen, first the existing GNOME website contents should be
inspected to come up with a reasonable XML DTD for describing gnome.org
content, and then the web designers can come up with an appropriate XSL.
This will make it easily maintainable, offline-generated and highly
searchable. Of course, the real work will be to create a DocBook-to-HTML
XSL that's reasonably consistent with other [developer.]gnome.org
look&feel, but this is one thing certainly required only on the long run.
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