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Re: Debian documentation permalinks

On 30/05/12 22:42, Karl Goetz wrote:
> On Wed, 30 May 2012 13:20:24 +0100
> Philip Ashmore <contact@philipashmore.com> wrote:
>> On 30/05/12 12:29, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>>>  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.
>> Hi there and thanks for your feedback.
>> I'm talking about the fact that Debian has mail archives that may
>> include links to documentation that has changed since the mail was
>> written, possibly rendering the mail thread misleading or nonsensical.
>> Any documentation system that can provide a means to refer to a
>> specific version (permalinks) would be better than what's there now.
> Could you give examples of things lacking permalinks?
> thanks,
> kk

It doesn't mention which version(s) of Debian it applys to.
It doesn't provide links to versions that apply to previous or testing versions
of Debian.
I also couldn't find a permalink on the page.

Oh and I couldn't get it to bridge from my wifi to the ethernet port.

Does anyone else out there wish there was an app that (graphically) simulated
packet flow/filtering based on test configurations?
This page is definitely not noob-friendly, or is that a feature?


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