Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 2)

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Fri Dec 3 10:07:24 CET 2004


Rocco Moretti wrote:
> 
>> For some reason I can't seem to make use of the google links. When I 
>> use the above eg
>>
>> http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=right&th=e562a771d1c827c9
>>
>> I get a not found google page with url
>> http://groups-beta.google.com/groups?frame=right&th=e562a771d1c827c9
>>
>> really wanted to spell file in a sickly manner :)
> 
> 
> It seems Google recently redid their groups interface. By searching for 
> "group:comp.lang.python Coghlan" on http://groups.google.com, I was able 
> to find the probable post (Sort by Date, titled "Restricted Execution on 
> the cheap", about four down)

Nicely, google seems to have reverted their main google groups page to 
the original system, and left the new one at groups-beta.google.com

> I'm sorry I'm not able to give a direct URL, but it seems they've 
> switched over to a horrendously long, stateful URL system which doesn't 
> lend itself to direct linkage.

Doesn't seem stateful to me, just has different thread / message ids to 
the old system:

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/1db72429a2b05ce0/2c1679d365ffe9dd#2c1679d365ffe9dd

The syntax is thread/$threadid/$messageid#$messageid
At least for me, these URLs are transferable between computers / browsers

You can also access the message directly:

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/2c1679d365ffe9dd

David



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