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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Chunked output with .css and images folder

On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 02:28:04PM +0200, Janning Vygen wrote:
> Am Freitag, 2. Mai 2003 11:01 schrieb Gabor Hojtsy:
> > > > I'm not understanding why you want to split up your
> > > > HTML output into multiple directories.  I can understand
> > > > keeping the XML source in separate directories, but
> > > > why split up the HTML?
> > >
> > > it is sometimes wanted because some say you get a better search
> > > engine ranking if you have a filename like
> > > /keyword1/keyword2/keyword.html
> >
> > keyword1.keyword2.keyword.html equally contains all the keywords.
> of course! but it isnt very popular to have filenames of 256 chars, 
> isn't it? but dont let discuss it. some people wants to have it and 
> they may have their reasons. 
> > > It is sometimes wanted to let a visitor or editor see the
> > > structur of a website by its url. (like these nice path strings
> > > sometimes found in the head of a page (you are here...)
> >
> > 'You are here' information can perfectly be generated out of the
> > docbbok structure. You just need to 'climb back to the top' with a
> > named template, and create this list.
> of course. But some people just want "you are here information" in 
> the document path. It is as easy as to build a path info inside the 
> html code. so why dont let them have their long path with lots of 
> directories?
> I just dont think about if it reasonable. It is possible and people 
> want it. so why dont do it?
> compare it to naming files by id! Why do you want it? it makes no 
> sense. you can name them ch01s01.html too. If you access your stuff 
> only via browser and http links its perfectly fine. But people tend 
> to look at the url to imagine where their are. It is one sort of 
> navigational context like a menu, like a "you are here info"  and so 
> on.

It is a reasonable feature, but it just isn't implemented
yet in the stock DocBook XSL stylesheets.   You could file
a feature request on the DocBook SourceForge tracker
if you don't want to implement it yourself.

The Website customization for DocBook has a feature that
lets you specify multiple output directories and manages
the links between them to some extent.  But it doesn't
handle chunking of books at the same time; it just manages
separate small Docbook documents.


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