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Talk:Tools for copying text and other content from web pages

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User:Dmcritchie, I'm having a hard time figuring out how to categorize this article ... It doesn't seem to be about the Location Bar or Preferences, which are the two categories that are indicated. Category:Extensions (Firefox) is the closest I can figure, although it is also about external applications that handle the clipboard content. Side by side and other alignments and comparisons is another of your articles that I had problems figuring out but at least its categories made sense (sort of). Alice 20:47, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

I was thinking of putting a plain text work next to categories so you or User:Tanstaafl would spot it, looks like you found it anyway. I have no idea how to categorize it. Perhaps "Usage Tips - Hints and Tips" category. That might clean up Categories #81-85 Tips Calendar... I just made the Side by side and other alignments and comparisons a little harder to categorize by adding another subtopic. DMcRitchie 03:54, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

How about simply Category:Websites? There seems to be a lot of difficult to categorize articles that involve working with web pages in there. I'll add it that category, for the time being. I don't want to get into creating new categories for now. Alice 13:07, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Seems like a strange category name for it, but it fits the description provided for the category. DMcRitchie 17:10, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Article title and intro

What about working on a better title and introductory sentence, too? "Plain Text and Other Documentation Copy and Paste" as a title is not that clear as to what the article is about, and neither is the intro sentence, Documentation aids of displayed text, source, and tabs as might be needed in email, HTML, and other documentation as plain text or other documentation formatted code. Besides, the article's name needs to be changed anyway because it doesn't conform to Article naming conventions (you shouldn't capitalize all main words). I would suggest a better title but to tell the truth, I can't figure out the main point of the article. Alice 21:45, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

I took a shot and edited the intro, then I renamed the article. Hope I got the main point right. Alice 23:30, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

This article is really about documentation, not limited to plain text at all. Copying text into any form needed whether plain text, HTML text, Wiki text, blog text and of particular interest to those doing research for school, or graduate papers. These items are basic to to my own web pages, replies to newsgroup questions, and use in the Mozillazine wiki.
^ 07:40, 2 September 2010 Dmcritchie

I don't understand what you mean by "documentation". I looked up documentation at wiktionary.org and it has this: 1. Something transposed from a thought to a document; the written account of an idea. 2. (computing) Documents that explain the operation of a particular software program. That feature is not in the documentation. Anyway, how about naming it, "Tools for copying text and other content from web pages" or, if you want to limit it to copying text, "Tools for copying text from web pages"? Alice 13:23, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Documentation includes use of and creation of links, references, and citations as well as content. This page includes creating content formatted for such purposes as sending title/links, several or all tabs as email in plain text, as html list, as wiki list, research notes, the techniques described might also include copying selected text in some cases as part of the content. Even material that looks like plain text is formatted -- it has new lines indicators to separate items and sub entities. Most of my wiki links, and HTML page links since I have been using Firefox have been created by the techniques included with some editing rather than typing out formatting and content of links with descriptions.DMcRitchie 11:53, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

You said, Documentation includes use of and creation of links, references, and citations as well as content. but I don't think most people would think of that when you use the word "documentation". Anyway, I've renamed the article "Tools for copying text and other content from web pages" since it better describes the content of the article. Alice 12:29, 3 September 2010 (UTC)