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Re: [Ubuntu-manual] Plans for the websites
On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 12:52 AM, Kevin Godby <godbyk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 5:34 PM, Ilya Haykinson <haykinson@xxxxxxxxx>
> > I would add to this "Create a way to read the manual online", i.e. embed
> > some flash-based PDF display, to let people without a PDF reader look
> > through our manual.
> You could embed Google's PDF viewer on our website:
> I think it'll be a lot more interesting when we have an HTML version
> of the manual online, though. (I've got some ideas there.)
> *Just not the Flash for God's sake!
*Google's Viewer can do the basic rendering (text and images), but links
(chapter, index, glossary, ...) doesn't work.
I agree with Kevin - HTML edition (we nevertheless consider from beginning)
would be the best for online reading.
> > We should also try to find a way to have key phrases from the manual
> > by search engines -- otherwise people won't find the manual when trying
> > answer their questions.
> I think Google, at least, does a fairly decent job of indexing PDFs.
> I'm not sure if it's aware of the PDFs on our site yet or not.
> Adnane: Something we might want to look into is creating a
> sitemap.xml, too.
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