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

Jeremy Hylton jeremy at alum.mit.edu
Wed Feb 15 21:07:01 CET 2006

As I said in an earlier message, there's no need to have a separate
domain to restrict queries to just the doc/current part of python.org.
 Just type
"site:python.org/doc/current your query here"

If there isn't any other rationale, maybe we can redirects
docs.python.org back to www.python.org?


On 2/15/06, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On 2/15/06, Tim Parkin <tim at pollenation.net> wrote:
> > Guido van Rossum wrote:
> >
> > > (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.)
> > Could you expand on why 301 redirects won't help with the transfer of
> > page rank (if you're allowed)? We've done exactly this on many sites and
> > the pagerank (or more relevantly the search rankings on specific terms)
> > has transferred almost overnight. The bigger pagerank updates (both
> > algorithm changes and overhauls in approach) seem to only happen every
> > few months and these also seem to take notice of 301 redirects (they
> > generally clear up any supplemental results).
> OK, perhaps I stand corrected. I don't actually know that much about PageRank!
> I still don't like docs.python.org, and adding more like it seems a
> mistake; but it's possible that this is because of a poor execution of
> the idea (there's no "search docs" button near the search button on
> the old python.org).
> --
> --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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