Format and Display Conventions
In general, the name of a resource links you directly to that
resource. The exceptions are mailing lists (the links go to the
descriptions here in RFE) and sections of this guide (which link you
to "index pages").
"Index pages" are the organizing theme of this format. Each lists a
number of similar resources. See U.S. Macro and Regional Data
an example. In it, you will find the name of a resource (clicking on
it takes you directly to that resource), optional short descriptions
to the right of each name, links to extended descriptions on their
own pages here in RFE marked with "[more]," and optional sub-sections
of resources in RFE (these links are in italics).
The Complete Table of Contents page is a summary of index pages, but
there are no short descriptions. It lists all resources described in
RFE. Again, each name links you to the resource, and "[more]"
leads you to an extended description here in RFE. As it is a fairly
large file, there is also an Abridged Table of Contents that leads to
RFE's different sections.
A navigation panel is at the top left of every index page and
extended description. It show your current location in the guide,
links to the Title Page, both Table of Contents, and the higher-level
sections of resources. If you are in an extended description, there
are links for the previous and next extended descriptions, as well as
the current index page.
Each extended description is a detailed description of that resource.
At the bottom of each you will find a link or links to the resource,
and some have e-mail contacts.
Entirely new resources are marked with a "new" icon, and
significantly updated resources are marked with an "updated" icon.