Seth W. Klein sklein at mint.net
Thu Jan 18 13:10:22 PST 2001

Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> > I had put together the start to an unofficial FAQ but hadn't got
> > around to announcing it yet. Consider that rectified :)
> >
> > HTML and SGML source are at http://members.mint.net/sklein/lfs/
> >
> > <....>
> That would look real nice when it is growing. In the last few days I have, as
> promised, given a possible FAQ more thought and I've started to like the idea
> of having a FAQ available on the LFS web site and in the LFS-Book also.
> I do have a few layout suggestions

I could use 'em. The docs are, like, a problem.

> (like giving each faq item it's own page,
> which is not what you usually see in FAQ's but it's nicest to read like that.
> Imagine the FAQ growing to 100 items. That would make one long page to load
> on a slow internet connection. Instead you can now go to the index and click
> on your FAQ item. I'd also provide multiple formats of the FAQ like txt,
> html, pdf, ps in case somebody does what everything on one page (txt) or
> print out nicely (ps)).


> So Seth what do you think of the idea becoming the official FAQ maintainer
> (as opposed to the unofficial)?

I like it.

> I would like to add the FAQ to the book
> (whichever is current at the time of releasing a book version) as well which
> would require a few minor SGML changes to match the style the book's written
> in. Well require is a strong word, I would prefer it to maintain consistency
> with the rest of the book if you were to agree.

Definitely. Consistency is king.

> The FAQ would go best into CVS as well so we can set you up with an CVS
> account so you can manage the FAQ.
> Let me know what you think.

Let's do it.

sklein at mint.net                          http://members.mint.net/sklein/

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