[Mailman-Developers] Putting the FAQ link in with error messages?
terri at zone12.com
Thu Apr 2 20:58:26 CEST 2009
Barry Warsaw wrote:
> This is a very interesting idea. When you say "error messages" do you
> mean e.g. Python tracebacks and such? In that case, we may not have to
> worry about translators, for example we don't translate log messages.
I had tracebacks in mind. If those are the easiest things to do, let's
start there. :)
> It would mean going through various exceptions that Mailman raises and
> adding information to tie it to a FAQ entry (or as you point out, more
> easily just the top wiki link).
Again, in the spirit of making this as easy as possible, let's just try
to get the top wiki / doc link in there. For one, it's less likely to
>Tougher would be to attach FAQ links to
> exceptions that Python throws that percolate up to the top interpreter
> loop. Still, it's a really interesting idea to pursue, and it would
> make for a neat general Python facility.
I'm curious to take a look myself, but I know I likely won't get to this
'till the end of the month, so if anyone else is curious, don't feel
you'll be stepping on my toes!
Gero Eggers wrote:
> I'd like to throw in the idea of not using a wiki URL, but a more
> generic one that is http-redirected to the current, software-specific URL.
> output URL: http://www.list.org/faq/4.36
> redirect to: -> http://wiki.list.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4030705
I think the best URL for now would be having http://list.org/doc be
something equivalent to what I have on http://wiki.list.org/display/DOC/Home
I do like the idea of making the FAQ have short links like that, though.
The ones generated by the wiki aren't as easy to guess at. I imagine
it wouldn't be hard to write a script...
Maybe I should take another stab at modernizing and reorganizing the web
site? ;) 
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