Stability of book URLs

Brian W. Fitzpatrick fitz at
Wed Apr 20 23:47:25 CDT 2005

On Apr 17, 2005, at 4:59 AM, Max Bowsher wrote:

> 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.

I'm fine with this.


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