option vs parameter

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 10:23:53 PDT 2009

Guy Dalziel wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 11:48:19AM -0500, Randy McMurchy wrote:
>> Additionally, because we've set a standard
>> and been using it for many years, I suggest we maintain status quo.
> I've noticed that a lot of the pages don't make proper use of the
> different tags. I'm suggesting it now partly because these will need to
> be corrected anyway, and if people were to start using the optional tag
> rather than doing one big mass conversion i think it would be quite
> easy. However, now there is a slight problem: I grepped the book for any
> uses of optional and I found Xpdf. Looking at the page on the site it 
> seems that optional renders exactly the same as option. That would 
> probably have to be addressed if we were to use it.

I'd like to see an example of the proposed change in both html and pdf.

Guy, if you go to quantum, you can check out the book and cut it down to one or 
two pages and make the changes there.  Then put them in your personal 
public_html folder and we can look at exactly what you are proposing.

   -- Bruce

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