Manifold Atlas:Evolving pages and static pages
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.