Python docs not accessible from IDLE

Wolfgang Maier wolfgang.maier at
Wed Sep 17 12:36:23 CEST 2014

On 09/17/2014 11:45 AM, Peter Otten wrote:
> 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.

Hmm, what happens if you just copy/paste

into your browser ? Looks like some browsers (like the Ubuntu standard 
browser) automatically add the trailing slash and others (like my 
Firefox 32.0) don't.

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