I verified that it seems to work as it's supposed to.
The default in version 2 is no images, in version 1 is as they were, with images.
So I guess it does determine the default, but it also determines other things. Fargo itself will generate a different HTML structure for the two versions. There was some cruft in the tree that wasn't necessary when things got cleaned out. But I wanted to be sure that if anyone had developed code on that structure that it would still work (by setting the version to 1).
This was a tight little corner-turn. I wanted to get a new look for Scripting News because there's a new art booting up now, and I want to be in front of the parade. ;-)
I think Scripting News, as it works now, is delicious.