Subject: Re: NetBSD Web Site!
To: Colin Wood <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/21/1998 23:14:04
>> So you would agree that a break down of sections would be more beneficial
>> then the tables... how about this idea... on the main page do it just like
>> the current site then on each link use a perl selector
>> script for navigation ( i have tested it and it works in lynx).  this
>> would take away the flash and still allow for navigational help.  I am all
>> for making the page viewable in lynx, and yes I agree that content is key
>> I was just trying to make it more navigational via a menu.

>In general, I think that we shy away from reliance on perl (I'm not
>entirely sure why, I think it's mainly religious).

The opposition to perl is to adding it to the standard NetBSD
distribution.  Many people believe it is needless additional bloat,
and/or that perl doesn't fit the model of a "pure" simple Unix tool.
And, that it's easy enough to get and build if you really want it.

You can use perl to drive all the NetBSD web sites you want -- nobody
will have problems with that.  In fact, Apache plus perl would be the
very first, and possibly only, choice most people would have for doing
Web automation, if they were planning to run it on top of any Unix,
NetBSD included.

  Michael L. VanLoon
      Contract software development for Windows NT, Windows 95 and Unix.
             Windows NT and Unix server development in C++ and C.

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