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Re: CVS commit: src/etc/mtree

On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 10:54:02AM +0100, Alistair Crooks wrote:
 > > >You can serve up the HTML documents in base (including
 > > >the manual pages) via the in-base http or ftp servers
 > > >and read them remotely.
 > > 
 > > Serious, who needs this? I think this should be an option that's off by 
 > > default.
 > I think it's more a question of going with the times - almost
 > everything these days is HTML-based, and we need to take advantage of
 > that and be part of it, rather than being in denial of it.

That was true ten years ago. Today, they should be xml-based:
installed using an xml version of mdoc and rendered using browser-side
xsl. :-p

I think it would be nice if we had a complete (and searchable)
browser-readable documentation tree, but since we don't I'm not at all
convinced that html man pages are useful. Having them work is great,
but they should be off by default until the remaining steps are taken.

David A. Holland

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