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Re: https://manpages.debian.org/ - PARTIAL breakage

It’s definitely not a bug to choose a section for the user, since we can’t serve pages without choosing :).

What you’re trying to say is that section choice should happen after language matching. This might work. I’ve filed https://github.com/Debian/debiman/issues/63 for it.

On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 9:22 AM, Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> wrote:
On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 4:15 PM, Michael Stapelberg wrote:

> It doesn’t unconditionally prefer Spanish pages over English pages. What
> you’re seeing is that it picks a section first (1 instead of 8, in this
> case) and sticks to it. In section 1, the best match for an English request
> is the Spanish page, because there is no English page.
> The rationale behind this logic is that it’s better to serve the manpage of
> the correct section, even if the language doesn’t match. If the user
> requested e.g. crontab(5), they won’t be happy with crontab(1) only because
> there is a crontab(1) version in their preferred language.

In this case the user hasn't selected a section, so it seems like a
bug to choose a section for them.

Best regards,

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