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Re: svn commit: rev 2653 - trunk/www trunk/doc/handbook

From: Josef Wolf <jw_at_raven.inka.de>
Date: 2002-07-27 11:12:09 CEST

On Fri, Jul 26, 2002 at 08:07:07PM -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:

> > Why should our handbook explain RFCs? People can read RFCs themselves.
> The handbook exists to help people understand. If lots of people are
> not understanding, then it's not a question of whether they've been
> "responsible" and done their homework -- it's a question of *helping
> them understand*. :-)

Thanks, Karl. That was exactly what I tried to express, but as english
is not my native language, it is not easy to find such good words :)

> Another way to think of it is: Subversion may be exposing many more
> people to the "file:///" convention than were previously exposed to it

Most people in the windows-world don't even _know_ about the file:///
style. Worse: most people in the windows-world don't know that a thing
named "RFC" even _exists_.

> (especially considering that browsers compensate for missing slashes).

Hmmm, maybe svn could compensate, tooo? Please don't flame me for that
suggestion ;-)

> But *we* are able to anticipate their need for information, so we
> should supply that information.

Yes, the less the hurdle to join the subversion world, the more
are the chances that people will actually switch to svn.

-- Josef Wolf -- jw@raven.inka.de --
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