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Re: [oswg-dis] Re: reader comments & reviews

On Mon, Jan 31, 2000 at 02:48:29PM -0500, Greg Ferguson wrote:
> >     Greg> Why make people choose - "for
> >     Greg> the RPM Howto you have to jump the the OSWG site,
> >     Greg> sorry". More than once that has happened to me (personally),
> >     Greg> and it's very frustrating.
> >
> > I don't understand why this is a problem. This is the *web*, after
> > all, a hypertext system. Why is it onerous at all to put down links on
> > LDP to OSWG content and just let people follow links? Unless, of
> > course, you're a commercial entity, trying to retain people on your
> > site, which is irrelevant for the LDP, I would think.

I call this courtesy : ask first.

> I was thinking more in terms of speed-of-access for those hitting
> mirror sites. Having the docs distributed and mirrored seems to be
> a nice feature of the LDP (imo).
> Also, it makes for easier indexing and cataloging; although that
> can (of course) be adjusted to reference those docs not found on
> the local system.

I fully agree.

Guylhem P. Aznar                               http://www.linuxdoc.org
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