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RE: SIMILE document hosting

From: Butler, Mark <Mark_Butler@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 13:39:44 +0100
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To: "Bass, Mick" <mick.bass@hp.com>, "'em@w3.org'" <em@w3.org>
Cc: "'www-rdf-dspace@w3.org'" <www-rdf-dspace@w3.org>

Hi Mick

> 4. Many of the source documents are Microsoft Word, with 
> variants saved as html, and then published via 
> http://web.mit.edu/simile.

The default HTML exporter in Word is poor. Microsoft have a better one here
http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2000/Msohtmf2.aspx

Of course, diffs won't work if we are using different exporters.

> 6. Multiple versions of documents are published to the web.  
> Currently this occurs using conventions in the document name 
> (i.e. "somedoc 0.22.html", "somedoc 0.24.html").  I would 
> suggest that we continue this practice even if version info 
> were also maintained via, say, cvs.  Doing so would allow 
> those without access to the cvs repository to still access 
> the various versions of a document.

I think this approach to versioning is ugly. CVS would be much better. We
could use ViewCvs to overcome the problem that people without CVS access
can't see different versions.

Dr Mark H. Butler
Research Scientist                HP Labs Bristol
mark-h_butler@hp.com
Internet: http://www-uk.hpl.hp.com/people/marbut/
Received on Wednesday, 2 April 2003 07:40:08 EST

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