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Re: search.cpan.org comments/discussion

by fglock (Vicar)
on Sep 09, 2002 at 20:35 UTC ( #196431=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to search.cpan.org comments/discussion

The PODs already can have links to websites (many point to sourceforge or author's pages). An author could just point to a PM node. Then it will be a matter of automating the link collection and make an index.

IMHO we need an RFC on how to do the linking. For example, a standard  =Links POD section.

update: dead links might be tested and filtered out by the indexing program, maybe.


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Re: Re: search.cpan.org comments/discussion
by grantm (Parson) on Sep 09, 2002 at 20:51 UTC

    Yes, links from POD to FAQ's and the like are definitely useful. One limitation of POD is that the module author controls it. If you're looking for opinions on the merits of one module versus another, a discussion forum is invaluable.

    Another problem is the overhead of keeping it up to date. If you just want to add a link, editing the POD, updating the Changes file, rolling up a new tarball and shipping it up to CPAN makes for a significant psychological barrier.

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