[Catalog-sig] disabling the serving of links from description_html?

Donald Stufft donald.stufft at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 16:56:50 CET 2012

On Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 9:54 AM, Holger Krekel wrote:
> Hi Richard, hi all,
> While reading the pypi main and other sources i wondered how we could switch off serving links from description_html, at least on a per-project basis.  It's really annoying that when you start to add some links to a long_description that installation of your package will thus slow down around the world.  Even if you remove the links from the next release.
> How could we arrange for a maintainer to communicate to the pypi-server that a particular project should not ever serve links from description_html (and maybe not even from the homepage while we are at it)?  
> Preferably it should be something that can be done from existing setup.py files, like adding a special trove-classifier or keyword.  But a little custom tool or a web page form would be ok as well.  
> If maintainers could easily switch off these extra links, then this means less stress for the pypi server and a global considerable speedup of installing python packages as often most of the pip/easy_install time is spent with checking out these URLs. 
> best,
> holger

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