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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-10 11:14:09

Douglas Gregor <gregod_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Monday 10 November 2003 10:22 am, Beman Dawes wrote:
>> At 08:47 AM 11/10/2003, Douglas Gregor wrote:
>> >We generate and include the HTML documentation for releases. Checking
>> >in the HTML generated nightly would make the CVS repository _huge_.
>> Why is that? Presumably there would be no change in most files, so CVS
>> would not actually change.
>> --Beman
> When we generate HTML from BoostBook, many entities get unspecified names
> (like, say, id28193809). So if someone changes something tiny in a BoostBook
> document, all these names could change, making for huge HTML diffs (even
> adding/removing HTML files) even though the HTML hasn't changed
> "semantically". It's hard to get around this without having a name mangler in
> the BoostBook XSL (ugh).

Might be neccessary. This is continuing to cause problems.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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