[erlang-questions] broken documentation links (?)

Kirill Zaborski <>
Sun Jun 24 22:27:26 CEST 2007


Tha pattern was changed to "documentation/doc-X.Y.Z"
And also there seems to be at least 1 wrong link
in
http://www.erlang.org/documentation/doc-5.5.5/doc/reference_manual/part_frame.html
"12 Compilation and Code Loading" points to
http://www.erlang.org/documentation/doc-5.5.5/doc/reference_manual/code.html#12

but in
http://www.erlang.org/doc/reference_manual/part_frame.html
it point to man entry -
http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/code.html#12

Regards,
Kirill.

On 6/25/07, Paul Mineiro <> wrote:
>
> Hi.
>
> I notice that (prominent) search results often point to pages that have
> "disappeared", e.g., the #1 search result for "erlang cover module" on
> Google
> and the #2 search result for "erlang cover module" on Yahoo are both 404.
>
> This could be a barrier to adoption.  I'm thinking of these conversations
> that I have at Yahoo trying to convince people to use Erlang where
> I have to make statements like "Erlang is not as obscure as Forth".
> I shudder to think that these people subsequently shuffle off to search
> engines only to find error pages when they click links.  Yes, they
> should be going directly to erlang.org for documentation but this is
> their first view of Erlang and besides people like search engines to
> find stuff.
>
> It looks one pattern are urls with "doc/doc-X.Y.Z" in them going bad when
> version X.Y.Z gets too out of date.  Maybe someone could add something to
> the doc server to detect this condition and redirect to a later version
> of the documentation along with some suitable information message?
>
> -- p
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