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[Regarding people looking in vain for a HOWTO that no longer exists]
> > > On Sat, Mar 11, 2000 at 04:08:52PM +0100, Francois-Rene
> > Rideau wrote:
> > >> There should be a standard way in the LDP to keep track of
> > such movements
> > >> among documents: those that became obsolete, those that
> > were moved or merged
> > >> into different documents within the LDP or outside of it, etc.
> > >
[snip re misinterpretation of above]
'Francois-Rene Rideau' <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote (rewrote ?):
> > What I mean is that some document, the HOWTO-INDEX, or another one,
> > should keep a log of the evolution of LDP documents, so that people
> > who used to look for some information in the FOO-HOWTO have a
> > standard way to learn that since 29 Feb 2000 they ought to look
> > instead in the BAR-HOWTO, or some non-LDP URL.
> > Is it clearer, or shall I try to explain it in french?
On Sun, Mar 12, 2000 at 10:58:55AM -0800, Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> Seems pretty clear to me. I agree with you, but I don't have any specific
> implementation ideas. Perhaps I'll be struck with brilliance later, since I
> do have a message here from Serek, our CVS guy. I'm hoping that we can use
> CVS to make our lives quite a bit easier, long term.
Suppose that if a HOWTO ceases to really exist at LDP (or becomes
unmaintained), a null HOWT0 is created to "replace" it. For example
Foo-HOWT0 will be a file which contains an explanation of what
happened to Foo-HOWTO. There would be Foo-HOWT0.sgml and all the
other formats. The HOWTO-INDEX would call it a null HOWT0 (or a
better term). A problem might be that someone will report "HOWT0" as
a typo. Another way would be to name them HOWTO~ but I think HOWT0 is
better since it's not really a HOWTO. After several years a null HOWT0
could be moved to an archive.
-- David Lawyer
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