On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM, Terry Reedy firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 11/3/2012 1:36 PM, Chris Jerdonek wrote:
I noticed on an older issue in the tracker that the following deep, in-development link is broken:
(in comment http://bugs.python.org/issue4711#msg78151 )
Can something be done to preserve those deep links, or is it not worth worrying about? I'm not sure how prevalent such links are or when they were valid (and when they stopped working, assuming they once did).
I'd say not bother. The message was posted 2008-12-11 and the link was already obsolete when Ezio answered 2009-07-01, when he gave a permanent one. Fortunately, the OP gave a .png screenshot showing the problem.
Any doc link in the tracker becomes obsolete in a sense as soon as the problem noted is fixed. So tracker messages should state the problem independently of the link. (After the docs are rebuilt tonight, http://docs.python.org/library/multiprocessing.html will no longer exhibit the problem either ;-).
Though this link will still exhibit it (which may be what it would redirect to):
So a doc link in the tracker won't become obsolete if we wait long enough to fix the issue. :)