Re: svn commit: r898937 - /subversion/site/site-map.txt
From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 15:52:41 -0600
On Jan 13, 2010, at 3:16 PM, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
Well, I do have a penchant for collecting assumptions. Here's blue one ... and a green one ... and a purple striped one (it matches the bikeshed out back).
> * Who has said that trunk/notes must be plaintext files only? Not I. Rich
While I agree that it's technically possible to put html content anywhere in the repo (so long as mod_dav_svn serves it up with the proper MIME type), I don't think we need to. The entire point of putting stuff close to where it's used it to make it predictable to find. But physical locality is not a prerequisite for predictability. So long as folks know where in site/ to go for the documentation, it doesn't matter if it's in notes/dev/hacking or site/dev/hacking.
Putting content in multiple locations seem brittle from a maintenance perspective. We're using SSI and other Apache magic to keep stuff maintainable. Will any of that break if we try to serve up content through mod_dav_svn? What about when somebody wants to add a new page; is that process straightforward? Will a domain-specific search of s.a.o also pull up pages in notes/ ?
I'm not opposed to trying out a different, but the voice in the back of my head says we should keep all the html content in one predictable place.
-Hyrum ( oh look! I just found a fuxia one ...)
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