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Re: Cataloging LDP White Paper: Categorization

(A lot a latency in this reply.)
On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 01:04:20PM -0400, David C. Merrill, Ph.D. wrote:
> mini-HOWTOs should die.

The names of HOWTOs need to be recognizable at least by people who
are advanced Linux users.  Unfortunately, a HOWTO name may be a name
of brand of hardware that is no longer popular.  Thus only some
old-timers might recognize it.  One way to solve this problem is to
have subordinate HOWTOs.  For example a HOWTO on a certain brand of
Modem, Printer, NIC would be categorized as a subordinate HOWTO to the
main HOWTO such as Modem, Printer, NIC (there is only an
Ethernet-HOWTO at present).

Another scheme is to keep subordinate HOWTOs in a special directory
and then use links inside the parent HOWTO for accessing them.  This
is something like the mini-HOWTO directory.  One would only go to this
special directory if they knew exactly what they wanted.  Or each
parent HOWTO could have its own subdirectory.

			David Lawyer

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