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Re: Debian documentation permalinks

On 05/26/2012 09:09 PM, Philip Ashmore wrote:
> On 05/26/2012 06:53 AM, Jonathan Callen wrote:
>> On 05/25/2012 10:03 PM, Philip Ashmore wrote:
>>> Hi there.
>>> First, here's what I'm talking about -
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permalink
>>> Unfortunately Wikipedia doesn't offer permalinks itself, so
>>> hopefully the above link won't "rot".
>> And here's the permalink to the above article, as it was when the
>> preceding post was made:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Permalink&oldid=483438630
>> Or, if you prefer links that don't indicate where they're really going:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=483438630
> I'm happy and sad with this.
> Happy that Wikipedia provides permalink support.
> Sad that it didn't document it in its article about permalinks.
> Is there documentation on this feature somewhere?
> Permalinks, along with the fact that MediaWiki is free GPLv2, makes a
> compelling argument for moving Debian documentation to MediaWiki.

Which documentation are you talking about? Most official documentation
should have a fixed URL.

If you are talking about the wiki: retrieving a fixed version from
moinmoin is the same as in mediawiki.

So I can't see a useful argument here, only FUD trying to talk people
into using Mediawiki.

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