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Re: Navigation, ...



On 30 Jul 2000 16:04 Miroslav Skoric wrote:
>Stein Gjoen wrote:
>> 
>> Yes, the idea was to include most of the www.LinuxDoc.org web pages in
>> /usr/share/doc/HOWTO (note the share sub directory) to aid navigation.
>> 
>
>Gentle folks,
>
>IMO, there is no way to aid navigation for newcomers using
>/usr/share/doc/HOWTO tree. Why not a simple /doc/HOWTO instead?

Because that is not in accordance with the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
(FHS) <http://www.pathname.com/fhs/>. Newbies will most likely use the Help menu
that installed in most popular the GUI desktops these days until they figure
out how to move around using a file manager.

In the meantime, they will just need to learn where things are. Windows
users don't have a c:\help or c:\doc directory and they seem to find Help anyway.
The location of help and documentation in a subdirectory is not a
show-stopper.

There are good reasons for the way the filesystem is layed out. It's mostly
consistent and makes things easy to *use* if not necessarily easy to *learn*
coming from a DOS/Win background.

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