[Doc-SIG] Forthcoming doc release; request for help

will willguaraldi@mediaone.net
Tue, 29 Feb 2000 05:22:11 -0500

how do you want us to relate "errors" back to you?  directly, or on
this list, or on another list, or bug-tracker?

i've been programming python for a while, but i would just gloss over
subtle python inconsistencies.  so i'll stare through the html code,
run it through the w3c validator (they do matching of tags and such
which is useful), and tell my friends to sift through it with their
browsers.  (i know various folks at companies that do web-sites so
they have a lot of the browser/os/platform test-beds, i think).  i can
get a more extensive listing of browser/os/platform combinations that
i'm checking soonish.  it'll likely be versions of Netscape and IE on
Mac and Windows and Linux platforms (where applicable).

beyond that, i'm running IE 5.0 on WinNT 4.0 and Win2000 and M13 on
WinNT 4.0 (which i haven't had that many problems with other than the

i've found a few problems with the code posted at the url.  lines 267
and 276 of .../lib/typesseq-strings.html  have stray unmatched <var>
and </var> tags.  looking at the web-page (not the html), it's in
section Mutabe Sequence Types in the table.  you can actually
see two of the parens are in a var enclosure and shouldn't be.  9th
and 12th row, first column in the table under

also links on the modules and index pages turn up 404's.  i may untar
the tarball and see if i have the same problems.


> -----Original Message-----
> Ka-Ping Yee writes:
>  > Okay, post some URLs... i have Navigator 3 and 4 on Irix
> and Linux.
>   I've dropped tarballs at:
> 	ftp://ftp.python.org/pub/python/doc/.test/
>   Online versions are available at:
> 	http://www.python.org/doc/1.5.2p2/
> (not yet linked to from anywhere).
>  > Is Mozilla even worth it?  I've downloaded two or three releases
>  > and never had it stay up for more than a couple of minutes even
>  > on ordinary pages, or on its own included test pages.
>   I tried M12 on Solaris, Linux, and Windows, and it mostly
> worked OK
> (HTML widget portion of the display), aside from some weirdness on
> Solaris, and generally leaking like a sieve.  I still haven't played
> with M13 on Linux or Windows.  It still seems slow, but that's
> probably an issue of the application code rather than the renderer
> (feels snappy); I suspect they're not caching network resources, or
> have a bug in that.
>   I'm not so concerned about Mozilla now as six months from
> now; they
> *are* becoming much more stable & capable.  I don't want to feel I
> need to do another release simply because they've fixed the
> usability
> issues related to their interface.
>   But I've not intention of holding anything up for Mozilla either.
>   -Fred
> --
> Fred L. Drake, Jr.	  <fdrake at acm.org>
> Corporation for National Research Initiatives
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