[Python-Dev] www.python.org/doc and docs.python.org hotfixed

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Thu Oct 2 15:19:43 CEST 2008

Tres Seaver schrieb:
> Georg Brandl wrote:

>>>>> docs.pyhton.org/ (note no *) could redirect to docs.python.org/2.6/ and
>>>>> include a link to docs.python.org/3.0/
>>>> We already have archived versioned docs at http://www.python.org/doc/X.Y.
>>> Why not use versioned URLs, but with a  link at the top of old pages
>>> saying they're outdated, linking to the new version.  Either way they
>>> should update their links, but this way you don't shoot them in the
>>> foot to do it.
>> If linking to the new version could be done easily, we could as well directly
>> redirect. The problem is that having that mapping in the first place is hard.
> Why would you remove the old docs (ones with 2.5 in the URL)?  They
> still provide value for folks who can't yet move to 2.6 / 3.0;  forcibly
> redirecting a versioned URL to "current" can't possibley be sane.

That's true; it's also not what I meant. The versioned docs will of course
always stay there. The question is what to do for URLs that refer to
docs.python.org, but with old filenames.


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