haskell.org libraries and tools page needs some fixing
bringert at cs.chalmers.se
Wed Mar 22 05:35:42 EST 2006
I recently wanted to add some libraries to
http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Libraries_and_tools and noticed a
number of problems.
- The page is very large.
- Many sections are large.
- Many of the libraries linked to are obsolete.
- Many of the links are dead .
- Many of the libraries have been moved into the standard libraries.
- Some libraries are listed in multiple sections (at least some
CGI libraries, there might be more).
- Small and large, new and old libraries are mixed, and it's
difficult for the reader to asses which things are relevant.
- The page is not valid XHTML, the W3C Validator finds 433 errors .
* The pages uses <dt> tags everywhere, even though there is Wiki
markup for definition lists. This seems to be causing most of
Some possible remedies:
- Replace dead links with Internet Archive links
- Create an "obsolete" subsection of each section, and move old
stuff there. Of course it can be difficult to figure out which things
are obsolete, but I guess a first approximation would be everything
for which the link is dead.
- For libraries which are part of the standard libraries, provide links
to the haddock page for the relevant module.
- Replace HTML tags with Wiki markup.
I'm willing to start working on this, but I want to check with you guys
first. Any comments, ideas, or flames?
I guess that if I start doing major stuff like chaning the mark-up, I'll
put a note at the top asking people to hold off editing for a short while.
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