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Date:      Mon, 18 Nov 2002 05:31:26 +0200
From:      Giorgos Keramidas <>
To:        Peter Koeleman <>
Subject:   Re: error in handbook
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In-Reply-To: <000001c28e1d$818380b0$4101a8c0@Homicron>
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On 2002-11-17 10:41, Peter Koeleman <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> browsing the handbook I found an error:
> x4738.html contains a link to but the HTML is
> wrong, pointing only to "../../../../ports/index.html", not the www server.

It's not really an error or a broken link.  The existing use of the
<ulink> elements show that two ways of linking to ports/ stuff are
used.  The first one uses absolute URLs
[ like ].

The other one uses relative references:

$ cd /a/freebsd/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook
$ find . -type f | xargs grep -i 'url=.*\.\./ports'
./l10n/chapter.sgml:    url="../../../../ports/index.html">FreeBSD Ports collection</ulink> has provided
./mail/chapter.sgml:        url="../../../../ports/mail.html">ports collection</ulink> and install
./ports/chapter.sgml:     <ulink url="../../../../ports/index.html"></ulink>.
./ports/chapter.sgml:   url="../../../../ports/index.html">ports listing on the FreeBSD

The first way (using absolute URLs) will make mirrors of the web site
redirect parts of their traffic back to, and it's
something I'd like to avoid if possible.  The second way is
problematic for sites that don't have a ports/ directory set up at the
same level as the FreeBSD doc/ hierarchy.  I'm not sure which of the
two evils I prefer :-/

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