Manifold Atlas:Evolving pages and static pages

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This page describes the differing roles of static and evolving pages in the Manifold Atlas.


1 Evolving pages

  • The evolving pages of the Atlas are its main engine: they are the place where knowledge is organised and created.
  • Evolving pages are not strongly scientifically citable but of course they can be cited in the way that authors will cite, for example, personal correspondence.
    • The revision history of a page can be viewed by clicking the link history at the top of the page.
    • Each revision of a page has a specific URL which can be used to refer to that specific revision:

1.1 Approval

  • On reaching maturity an evolving page is refereed and hopefully approved.
  • The approved version of an evolving page is copied to a separate, edit-protected static page.
    • The name of the static page is: page name/nth Edition
  • The evolving page is free to continue developing and a later version may be refereed and approved again.
  • Approved evolving pages bear a green editorial message which links to the static verion(s) of the page.

1.2 Revision number

  • Each version of an evolving page has a revision number:
    • to find the revision number navigate via the history page to the version of interest,
    • then click Permanent link in the toolbox at the lower left-hand margin,
    • the complete URL appears in your web browser's address field, ending with the revision number.

2 Static pages

  • The static pages of the Atlas will be preserved as scientifically citable documents in the strong sense that their hard-copy text will be kept for precise reference.
  • Static pages are instantly recognisable by both
  • The content of static pages has been approved by the editorial board via a rigorous editorial process.

2.1 What is preserved?

  • As a citable scientific document, a static article should be viewed with “hard-copy vision": that is the content of this article is what you would have if you printed it out: the hyperlinks are not part of the text.
  • Any attached PDF files are part of the the text and will be preserved as accompanying documents.

2.2 What will be up-dated?

  • The administrators of the Atlas will perform appropriate up-dates of static pages which do not effect their “hard-copy form".
  • This includes keeping hyperlinks active and adding new categories to the page as appropriate.
  • Of course all users can still write on the discussion page of a static page.

2.3 What can be changed?

  • Just as journals typeset their articles, minor type-setting adjustments can occur to the “hard-copy view" of static pages.
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