[flac-dev] The FLAC website

Max Horn max at quendi.de
Thu Dec 27 03:19:26 PST 2012

On 18.12.2012, at 17:43, Martijn van Beurden wrote:

> On 13-12-12 13:20, Max Horn wrote:
>> On 13.12.2012, at 03:57, Conrad Parker wrote:
>>> IIRC the xiph sites use server-side includes (apache SSI) for headers
>>> and footers. [...]
>> Yay, yet another version of the website :-).
>> I am not really a fan of SSI myself, but if this is what is there, and people are familiar with it, I think it should also do just fine.
> I really had something like this in mind when I asked. After looking 
> into it, it seems nice and simple to me, little can go wrong with this
>> As I said, another alternative would be to use a static website generator.
> Yes, but this has some drawbacks as well. I like to keep things simple 
> until the very last step (apache rendering in this case) to keep it 
> transparant.

I don't understand how that is an argument *against* a static website generator; to me it sounds like one *for* a static website generator :-).

Note in particular that testing websites using SSI is rather annoying, because you need to put the files on a webserver (possibly a local one) that is configured very close to the regular webserver just in order to preview your changes. With a static generator, you simply get HTML files you can preview locally.

Anyway, this discussion is a bit silly, I guess; in the end the content matter, and I am pretty sure I could convert a site written using SSI to something else, or vice versa, with a simple script and an hour of work. So if you, Martijn, are willing to generously do some helping work, but prefer to do it in SSI, then all the power to you!

The important bits are others, and  they need comments and actions by Erik and Rich. I'll write a separate email to make they this doesn't get lost in the noise :).


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