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mso at oz.net
Wed Sep 22 21:41:12 MSD 2004
On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 05:59:27PM +0100, Thomas Adam wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 11:28:13AM -0500, John Karns wrote:
> > One idea might be to extract the 1st paragraph of an article. Many of
> > them contain an introduction or purpose statement that could provide that
> > kind of in-depth TOC.
> Tenuous at best, given different styles of writing, but a possibility
It's a good idea. I insisted that ppl put the scope of their article
in the first paragraph so ppl could use it to decide whether to read
further... which I guess is the same thing a blurb is.
You could always use the first hundred words of the paragraph.
> > And, on a related note, the 'site map' link from the main index used to
> > lead to a very handy list of issue numbers, which enabled finding any
> > given issue number very quickly. I really miss that feature, which gave
> > a professional touch to the archive.
> I did hear it was removed because as more issues are published, the table gets
> bigger. Personally I think such a reason is ridiculous. It should be put back
> in. Why it was taken out without consent from people on tag-admin has yet to
> be explained....
There are two indexes. The grid with links to issues was moved off the
home page onto its own page a long time ago becaue it was getting too
big. It's now called the "Archives" page, and there's a link on the main
menu and in the issue links on the home page.
The other index is the one that contains links to all the articles. It
used to be called "Index of All Issues" which was pretty ambiguous, so
now it's the Site Map. There's a link on the main menu. We occasionally
make noise at how big it's becoming, and eventually it'll be so
unweildly we'll have to do something about it. It works well as a
poor man's search engine, but it takes annoyingly long to load.
-Mike Orr (aka. Sluggo), mso at oz.net (iron at sense-sea-MegaSub-1-465.oz.net)
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