R: [ic] Re: [mv] documentation
Fri, 22 Sep 2000 14:20:02 +0200
I completely agree with you. A sort of "tutorial" on how to build the main
pages would be wonderful.
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> -----Messaggio originale-----
> Da: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]Per conto di draftd
> Inviato: venerd́ 22 settembre 2000 14.18
> A: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Oggetto: [ic] Re: [mv] documentation
> After reading most of the documentation I could find about interchange, I
> would like to give a few personal remarks. Not that I want to
> hurt people by
> commenting on their work, but because they really asked for
> comments on the
> What I think is needed most for new users is just a very basic "quick
> interchange introduction". so for example:
> -a brief explanation of the fact that interchange relies on a server that
> creates html-pages on-the-fly.
> -You can adjust this page-creation and all kinds of database-operations by
> the interchange-tags, but they aren't in the actual html-pages. They're
> needed to build the pages.
> -interchange uses a cgi-script that points to the pages. So their
> aren't any
> pages in the cgi-bin, pages are in /pages/
> -and most importent: a detailed description of the code of a few
> pages: eg.
> the index.html, lefside, and a few other. Of course not all of
> the pages. I
> think it will help new users more to look at a few pages, their
> code and the
> explanation of what's happening than reading throughout the whole
> all-covering tag reference: what does the ui_template there, this
> [area] tag
> is used here for...., this is an image from the /thums/ dir etc.
> I know all these things are fully covered in the reference guide,
> but if you
> don't know any of the above, it's hard to distinguish between important
> things and "nice add-ons".
> Am I right or just writing a lot of qlksjfghfhgq ?
> kind regards,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Greg (Sonny) Cook <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, August 07, 2000 9:30 PM
> Subject: [mv] minivend--interchange documentation
> > ****** message to minivend-users from "Greg (Sonny) Cook"
> <email@example.com> ******
> > Hi all,
> > By way of introduction, I am one of the developers at Akopia. I have
> > taken on (bravely IMHO) the task of documentation organization for our
> > next release of intervend. Even though I am personally opposed to
> > documentation, I have a grand vision for a complete set of documents of
> > the project. Kind of everything from "What's a computer?" to
> > hacker" level. There is of course an already extant and rather copious
> > corpus avaliable from Mike. I've noticed it's still pretty hard to get
> > going though. At any rate, rather than share my concerns with
> the present
> > state of the documentation, I'd like to determine what sort of
> > documentation people would like to see. Also what do you think we could
> > do to the current documentation to improve it. If you're feeling really
> > ambitious, you could even write all of the documentation I want for me
> > :-}.
> > Currently I am combing through the mailing list archives,
> trying to rescue
> > usefull information from the past.
> > Thanks,
> > Sonny Cook
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