On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 12:27:41PM -0500, Chris McDonough wrote: > I agree it would be helpful to have the > info that's currently in the helpsystem for builtin Zope products be > available somewhere else, though.
I'm OK in principle with moving this stuff "somewhere else", and with properly deprecating context.registerHelp(), but we do need a replacement strategy, and I don't agree that we can simply drop support for help in third-party products. It's not just builtin products that are affected. I also think that keeping it online is a good thing. It's very convenient and you don't have to worry about e.g. linux distributions getting funny with where they decide to place things like bundled documentation files, or free/budget zope hosting plans where you may not even have ready access to the filesystem. Maybe if we don't want to bundle them, we could host them in a versioned hierarchy on zope.org, like the way old versions of Python docs are always available on python.org. Of course, that puts some pressure on zope.org to be up and responsive all the time... that's another topic ;-P btw, I don't think we should keep shoe-horning the API docs and online user docs into the same UI. It doesn't feel like a good fit in the current system. Maybe the current "Help!" link should point only to user docs, and there should be a separate link to the new Interface docs? -- Paul Winkler http://www.slinkp.com _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - Zope-Dev@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )