Python docs not accessible from IDLE

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Wed Sep 17 11:45:43 CEST 2014

Wolfgang Maier wrote:

> since a few days, when I select Help -> Python Docs from the IDLE menu,
> the link to the documentation that it tries to open in my browser isn't
> working anymore.
> The URL IDLE uses (copied from the browser address bar) is :
> and you have to add a terminal slash for it to work.
> Now I don't know why it stopped working
> (browser update, change on the python docs server, others?
> I'm running idle-python3.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 and Firefox 32.0),
> but a possible fix may be to simply make IDLE add the slash.
> Is there anyone else experiencing the same problem ?

I have a similar configuration (Linux Mint 17 which is based on Ubuntu 
14.04) and I cannot reproduce the problem.

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