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From: Aleksey Gurtovoy (agurtovoy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-02 18:02:06

Beman Dawes writes:
> At 12:39 PM 11/2/2004, Robert Ramey wrote:
> >Actually after poking around in other pages - specifically the spirit
> >documentation I find that its not uncommon for links to point to
> > rather than have a relative path that would keep the
> session
> >in the same documentation tree. This would seem to conflict with the
> idea
> >that boost should be usable as a CDROM distribution.
> >
> >I don't know if there's time for this but the inspect should be enhanced
> to
> >check for this and all the offending global links should be altered to
> >relative ones.
> We tried to do that at one time, but gave up because it is a bit tricky.
> Some absolute references are correct, such as to the LICENSE
> file, so it isn't as simple as just searching for "" in .htm?
> files.

IMO at least all* references should be changed to relative

> I've just taken a look (using grep) at the CVS RC (not the tarball) and it
> seems that while the problem does happen, particularly in spirit and graph
> libraries, it isn't really horrible.
> I'd say we can wait until after the release ships, then see if we can come
> up with some logic that doesn't generate a lot of false positives.

I'd like to get the ones we can detect fixed for the release (although I
probably won't bother with modifying the inspect tool for now).

Aleksey Gurtovoy
MetaCommunications Engineering

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