[pydotorg-www] website: something is weird

Mats Wichmann mats at wichmann.us
Sun Jun 2 19:15:44 EDT 2019

On 6/2/19 5:00 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 8:51 AM Mats Wichmann <mats at wichmann.us> wrote:
>> I look at the downloads page a lot as one of the volunteers on the
>> "webmaster" alias people ask questions about downloads all the time
>> (yes, we have an auto-response that points to more official resources,
>> but we try to be nice as well :)
>> Just now, something has gone strange.  I get a garbled page which is
>> headed by this:
>> Notice: While Javascript is not essential for this website, your
>> interaction with the content will be limited. Please turn Javascript on
>> for the full experience.
> I'm not seeing that problem, but I've heard reports from around the
> internet of various outages affecting a lot of different services, and
> I'm wondering if perhaps a critical library failed to download. The
> site appears to use jQuery from googleapis.com, so if there's any sort
> of failure accessing that (I've heard hints that suggest possible DNS
> failures??), that could break the whole site.

I've poked around a bit, it hasn't broken the whole site.  Indeed,
python.org's homepage looks fine and is using javascript (confirmed by
looking at page source, although there was little doubt from the way it
behaves).  So jquery seems like a good guess...

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