Manifold Atlas:Evolving pages and static pages

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This page describes the special features of static pages in the Manifold Atlas.

An essential function of the Manifold Atlas is to serve as a journal standard, citable reference for the study of manifolds. The static pages of the Atlas realise this function: whereas the evolving pages are for Wikipedia style dynamic development of knowledge.

  • Static pages have been approved by the editorial board via a rigorous editorial process.
  • Static pages are instantly recognisable by
    • the blue approval message they carry in their header
    • the suffix /nth Edition in their title.
  • Static pages will be preserved as scientifically citable documents in the strong sense that their hard-copy text is preserved for precise reference.

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 remarks.

2 What will be up-dated

  • The administrators of the Atlas will consider any appropriate up-dates of static pages which do not effect their “hard-copy form".
  • As a web-page, as static-page still contains links to the Atlas and the world wide web.
  • The administrators of the Atlas will up-date these links and also add new categories to the page as appropriate.

3 What can be change?

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