[New-bugs-announce] [issue42869] pydoc does not append .html to documentation

Julien Palard report at bugs.python.org
Fri Jan 8 16:55:55 EST 2021

New submission from Julien Palard <julien+python at palard.fr>:

Running `python3 -m pydoc ensurepip` gives me:

but it should be:


Issue is in getdocloc function on the line:

    docloc = "%s/%s" % (docloc.rstrip("/"), object.__name__.lower())

But it previously worked as the nginx config for the doc server contains:

    # Emulate Apache's content-negotiation. Was a temporary measure,
    # but now people are using it like a feature.
    location ~ ^/((2|3)(\.[0-8])?|dev)/\w+/[\d\w\.]+(?!\.html)$ {
        if (-f "${request_filename}.html") {
            return 301 https://$host:$request_uri.html;

(So yes "people are using it like a feature" contains pydoc :))

Notice the [0-8], which does not match for my /3.9/.

I propose to fix the issue on both sides:
- On psf-salt to allow 3.9 to get the "temporary" measure.
- pydoc side to simplify the code

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 384693
nosy: docs at python, mdk
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: pydoc does not append .html to documentation
versions: Python 3.9

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