Bug#523629: www.debian.org: developer reference no longer available
On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 07:01:20PM +0200, Toni Mueller wrote:
> On Sat, 11.04.2009 at 08:23:32 -0700, Matt Kraai <email@example.com> wrote:
> > forcemerge 523639 522733
> FWIW, the first bugnumber 523639 that you mention, gives me a bug
> report about xcdroast. I guess that this is an oversight (putting in
> '3' instead of a '2').
Yes, thanks. It took me an embarrassingly high number of tries to get
this to work.
> > Thanks for reporting this problem.
> > Until this is fixed, you can still access the sections of the
> > reference by inserting ".en" before the ".html" extension. For
> > example,
> > http://www.debian.org/doc/developers-reference/scope.html
> > becomes
> > http://www.debian.org/doc/developers-reference/scope.en.html
> Ok, thanks for the heads-up. As I see it, this is a problem with the
> desire to use Apache's content negotiation, which is imho both fragile
> and creates an undesirable hidden dependency on Apache. I'd much prefer
> to have an entirely different scheme altogether, selecting the language
> manually up front, and then having simple, robust, relative linking of
> file1.html -> file2.html (in HTML, not on the file system!)
> for every language, and do away with content negotiation for good.
> DR -> Please select your language (or maybe switch via a CGI or
> Such a scheme could then be served by about any web server. The problem
> of inadvertantly overwriting files if the user should desire to install
> two or more languages of the DR, would be to include the language-code
> directory in the package.
I don't know whether we should switch away from content negotiation or
not, but I think that it's independent of the issue of broken links to
the Developer's Reference.