Stability of book URLs

Max Bowsher maxb at
Sun Apr 17 04:59:10 CDT 2005

Currently, URLs to parts of the book suffer from a stability problem.

If we add or delete sections (or worse, chapters!), then many URLs pointing 
to specific sections will be broken.

To fix this, I propose the following:

Step 1: Enable the parameter ""
This will cause each file produced in the chunked HTML to take a name based 
on the id attribute of the XML element which caused the chunk, instead of 
the plain sequential system used currently.

Step 2: Migrate the values of id attributes away from the primarily 
numerical system in use now, instead using descriptive names.


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