Re: [dev] [sw] Suckless web-framework

From: anonymous <>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 18:05:15 +0400

On Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 09:26:14PM +0200, Claudio M. Alessi wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 08:50:07PM +0400, anonymous wrote:
> > You don't put same symlinks (to ~/doc, ~/src etc.) in every directory of
> > your filesystem. Most directories have only one link to them. Then why
> > should you put links to upper levels in every directory (and even file)
> > of your website?
> It makes sense. The '..' link allow you to directly go back to the upper level
> which, in the case of N sub-levels (e.g., docs/unix/foo/bar/mydoc) you have to
> use the browesr back feature N times (where N is the amount of sub-levels)
> while a '..' link allow you to switch to the upper level with only one click.

"Back" is not related to levels/sublevels. It moves you to that page
from where you moved to current.

What you mean under "'..' link"? It moves you from
/docs/unix/foo/bar/ to /? In unix it moves you to /docs/unix/foo/

> E.g. on you have to use the
> back feature 2 times to back to docs/ (and 3 for the home page) while with a
> '..' link you only have to click it once.

Picture attached. Even better if you use Opera or some Firefox plugin
and can see it as a tree. Or you can open history sidebar in

> > For example look at When you go to "What is
> > FidoNet?" or "How to Join FidoNet", there is no link back. You can press
> > "back" in your browser, edit URL or something like this.
> Well, same problem here: You need two
> clicks to back to the home page (unless you use gU with Vimperator or other
> evil stuff -- which I use :P); with the dot-dot link you only need one click.

"Back" will move you to if you jumped to
current page from

> > Another example is There is link "more news",
> > but no link to main page in
> Same as above.

If "back" moves you to upper level, it is not same as above, it require
only 1 click. If "back" moves you to previous page in your history,
1 click too.

Adding links to main page in every document is like adding symlink
to root/home directory in every directory of your filesystem. Almost
nobody do it, why should we add these links in case of Web?

Received on Wed Apr 07 2010 - 14:05:15 UTC

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