[Python-Dev] Download URL typo

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Sep 20 03:14:12 CEST 2006

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Martin v. Löwis schrieb:
>>Michael Walter schrieb:
>>>in case noone didn't notice yet: the "Windows MSI Installer" link at
>>>http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.5/ points to Python 2.4!
>>Why is this a problem? The link is actually correct: The MSI
>>documentation is the same.
> I reconsidered. Even though the documentation was nearly correct
> (except that one limitation went away long ago), it's probably better
> to have the documentation state "2.5" throughout. So I copied it,
> changed the version numbers, and changed the links to refer to the
> copy.
As I write the situation is an ugly mess, since the most visible link is 
just plain wrong. The page


has a block at the top right whose last link is "Windows MSI installer". 
That links to


which *also* has a block at the top right whose last link is "Windows 
MSI installer". Unfortunately that takes you to


by which time you have completely lost contact with any style sheet, and 
  despite the potential infinite regress have still not located the 
actual installer. The correct link is in-line:


I think the next time we redesign the web production system we should 
take the release managers' needs into consideration. They should have a 
simple form to fill in, with defaults already provided. As indeed should 
many other people ...

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