[ZWeb] FYI: Next step on news

sidnei@x3ng.com sidnei@x3ng.com
Fri, 15 Nov 2002 09:20:36 -0200

On Fri, Nov 15, 2002 at 12:07:03PM +0100, Paul Everitt wrote:
> Howdy.  I promised a rough draft this morning of the news.  However, 
> Chris sent me a writeup that Carlos had done.  It's better than what I 
> did and I'd like to use it.
> However, Carlos did his as HTML.  On the plus side, he did a very good 
> job of providing useful links.  On the minus side, it won't make for a 
> very useful email.
> One solution is to convert it to STX.  However, the heavy linking that 
> he did would make it a real pain to read as text (just like it would be 
> a pleasure to read as HTML).  "Imagine":http://www.imagine.com/ a 
> "paragraph":http://www.paragraph.com/some/link.html with a "whole 
> freaking bunch of 
> links":http://www.links.com/whole/freaking/bunch/of/links.html in it. 
> :^)
> Any thoughts on this?  Perhaps we could use the little-used 
> reference/footnote syntax in stx?
> Or we could simply do it as HTML and let the email just summarize the 
> text.

I prefer the reference/footnote syntax. Debian Weekly News its beeng using
this for years[1], so most people are already used to it :)

[1] http://cert.uni-stuttgart.de/archive/debian/news/2002/11/msg00001.html


- {dc}