[Python-Dev] http://www.python.org/dev/doc/devel still available

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake at acm.org
Mon Feb 13 23:29:11 CET 2006

On Monday 13 February 2006 15:40, Guido van Rossum wrote:
 > Shouldn't docs.python.org be removed? It seems to add mroe confusion
 > than anything, especially since most links on python.org continue to
 > point to python.org/doc/.

docs.python.org was created specifically to make searching the most recent 
"stable" version of the docs easier (using Google's site: modifier, no less).  
I don't know what the link count statistics say (other than what you 
mention), and don't know which gets hit more often, but I still think it's a 
reasonable approach.

I've been switching links to point to docs.python.org whenever I find an older 
link that points to www.python.org/doc/current/; other parts of the doc/ area 
from the site didn't move, and perhaps that's a problem that should be 

 > (Now that I work for Google I realize more than ever before the
 > importance of keeping URLs stable; PageRank(tm) numbers don't get
 > transferred as quickly as contents. I have this worry too in the
 > context of the python.org redesign; 301 permanent redirect is *not*
 > going to help PageRank of the new page.)

Maybe I'm just not getting why that's relevant.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.   <fdrake at acm.org>

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