[Mono-docs-list] Monodoc web urls

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
24 Aug 2003 00:05:45 -0400


> I used a the earlier Wwwgenerator.cs and mono-hrefreplace.xsl from
> philippe to transform the url's in the monodoc "content" frame before
> sending them to the clients.  While this works, it adds another
> transformation and is a little slower.
> The reason for doing this is that currently the links in the content
> frame are: probably not valid, do not work with all browsers, and
> already beginning to require special cases (for the IE file:/// stuff). 
> Doing it before it is sent would fix all these reasons and I think a
> better way of doing it.
> So I am asking if it would be better to do as I did above, or require
> providers to support outputting web-style and internal-style urls.  (I
> think this is easy for ecma docs, not sure about other providers).

If its easy for ecma-provider, it will be easy for others.

My concern is more with the increased complexity of the code, so as
long as the proposal makes the code as reusable as possible for other
providers, I like the plan.