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Re: [epl-discuss] Draft changes

To be EPL in html format will always be available. I was asking about the format which most found easiest to use for the purposes of this discussion.

Mike Milinkovich
From: David M Williams
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:19 PM
To: Discussions about the EPL(Eclipse Public License)
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Subject: Re: [epl-discuss] Draft changes

I don't mean to minimize he needs of CLI users, and not sure it matters too much for the EPL document, but many of those mentioned, do have links, bold text, a little layout, etc. Some of them are displayed "from the IDE", where plain text would look, well, a little plain.
Plus, in general, "raw text" is typically harder to translate (since "encoding" or "charset") is not encoded "in the file" like it is in HTML), plus, I have heard, it is sometimes harder to make "text files" nicely "accessible" (such as for screen readers) where HTML which has such concepts built in (mostly). So ... yes, worth a bug report and pros and cons detailed and perhaps alternatives thought of.

HTML forever! :) (can you tell my biases? :)


From:        Jesse McConnell <jesse.mcconnell@xxxxxxxxx>
To:        Mike Milinkovich <mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
Cc:        "Discussions about the EPL\(Eclipse Public License\)" <epl-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:        03/24/2015 06:00 PM
Subject:        Re: [epl-discuss] Draft changes
Sent by:        epl-discuss-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx

well, i tend to care about things a little differently so don't take
my opinion as sacrosanct...but it is jarring to crack open something
like the jetty-distribution, or really any jar file we produce and
find html files

> less foo.txt

that is a lot simpler then either reading in between the html tags or
using a browser to read files on the me :)

jesse mcconnell

On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 4:34 PM, Mike Milinkovich
<mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 24/03/2015 5:31 PM, Jesse McConnell wrote:
>> plain txt would be very welcome for pretty much everything! about.txt,
>> notice.txt, etc etc:)
> Huh. I had no idea this was an issue. Goes to show what I know. Please open
> a bug and assign it to me.
> --
> Mike Milinkovich
> mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx
> +1.613.220.3223 (mobile)
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