Bug#87725: suggesting new links to access package web pages.
On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 11:15:01AM -0500, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> Brian Russo wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 10:53:43AM -0500, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> > > Instead of (or in addition to):
> > > This way, one doesn't need to know the section of a packge to
> > > look it up.
> > Why can't you just packages.debian.org/package and figure it out?
> Three reasons:
> - The packages.debian.org/package URL does a search and is not a
> direct link.
> - That takes longer,
> - it's pretty much broken (exact matches usually score last),
hm yeah it's pretty crap-ish.
> - you can't really use that as a URL to a package in, for
> example, a debian-user reply (so you'd have to looyup the
> section name before writing your reply).
> - The fact that you said `do this extra step and figure it out'
> implies it's not optimal.
> - I want to add links in an emacs menu for debian-changelog-mode
> to invoke the web page for a package. debian-changelog-mode
> has no way of knowing what section the package is in.
Brian Russo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Debian/GNU Linux <email@example.com> http://www.debian.org
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