Help System Spec 0.2

Cornelius Schumacher schumacher at
Wed Jan 17 02:40:39 PST 2007

On Thursday 11 January 2007 21:23, karderio wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-12-27 at 16:57 +0100, Cornelius Schumacher wrote:
> > On Saturday 25 November 2006 17:39, Don Scorgie wrote:
> > > * Remove the help: URI section.  It causes confusion and is
> > > inextensible (installing a package in /opt with the docpath defined as
> > > help:<file> would point to the wrong place)
> >
> > One purpose of the help: URIs is to specify a standard location for
> > documentation files. While it should be possible to install documentation
> > to other locations it still would be nice to have a standard location, so
> > that the location where files are installed is not completely arbitrary.
> > To make a separate spec for this purpose would probably be overkill, so I
> > think it would be nice to keep this in the help system spec.
> I think that even though a section about help: URIs was removed, the
> URIs are still permitted in the specification. (See the DocPath key part
> of the specification.)

The important point is to have the meaning of the URIs specified. Only 
permitting them in the specs doesn't solve the problem where help files are 
supposed to be installed.

Cornelius Schumacher <schumacher at>

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