stas at stason
Dec 15, 2004, 11:41 AM
Post #21 of 21
allan juul wrote:
> Quoting Stas Bekman <stas [at] stason>:
>>Most of the things in the docs, at least mod_perl 1.0 guide are FAQ. It
>>was originally written based on frequently asked questions on the list.
> yes, i understand that now. in a nutshell i see a FAQ as a short full stop page
> where one can quickly view commonly asked questions. let's take perl itself as
> an example. sometimes i forget how to do a directly search & replace in a file
> (in old perls you had to create tmp files and unlink them afterwards). this is
> not something i do very often so i tend to forget the syntax. but i also know
> that this would be a pretty common thing for people to do hence i look first in
> the perl FAQ.
> the infamous "Sometimes it Works, Sometimes it Doesn't" problem. i personally
> consider it a FAQ. if you were a mod_perl beginner but knew about this problem
> already (but couldn't remember how to solve it) how would you go about ?
> i see three approaches
> 1) look on perl.apache.org (how to find this answer is not that easy or is it ?
> what would you search for - how would you hyperlinnk-navigate ?)
> 2) ask the question on the mailing list
> 3) search elsewhere like google.com. horror!
Right, I've posted a link to
in the other post.
>>Allan, may I suggest that may be you don't realize how much information
>>there is in our docs and how hard it's going to be to decide what should
>>be in the FAQ and what not?
> i certainly know there's a lot of information. i even think you know i know :)
I do :)
> would you go along if i (if i can fine the time) took the task of simply
> compiling a small list a bit like the one i sent as an example in an earlier
> mail, the faq answers would then point to the real doc ?
sure, but in pod of course :) and I'd suggest to start with mp1 specific
ones, since mp2 docs aren't there yet.
>>If you really want to help with docs, the best thing you can do now is
>>start porting mod_perl 1 docs to mod_perl 2 docs, since that's the biggest
>>hole now. mod_perl 1 is going to phase out, and 99.9% of the questions in
>>the next year are going to be about mp2. We can't write a FAQ for that
>>since things are still not there. But filling the gaps in the normal docs
>>is what's the most important thing at the moment, if you ask me.
> i don't think a FAQ should be mod_perl2 og mod_perl1 specific. but i agree that
> getting the actual documentation right is much more important than a FAQ. but
> unfortuantely , im not in a position to help on that
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