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.
- 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 blue approval message they carry in their header and
- the suffix /nth Edition in their title.
- 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.