[erlang-questions] Broken User Guide links in the docs

José Valim <>
Sat Jun 2 23:04:53 CEST 2012


Sorry, after sending the e-mail I realized that the link is not actually
broken. Clicking the User's Guide link actually changes the menu on the
bottom-left corner:

http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/observer/users_guide.html

Since I had my browser half-opened, I could not see that it changed at all.
That said, maybe we could change those blank pages to actually show the
index or available sections in the guide?

*
José Valim
www.plataformatec.com.br
Founder and Lead Developer
*


On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 10:38 PM, José Valim <> wrote:

> Browsing through Erlang docs I have noticed that many User's Guide links
> are broken. For example:
>
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/observer/index.html
>
> Clicking on the User's Guide leads to a blank page giving a false
> impression the page does not exist:
>
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/observer/users_guide.html
>
> However, the page *does* exist and is located at:
>
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/observer/observer_ug.html
>
> This also happens with other applications, for example:
>
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/percept/percept_ug.html
>
> If someone provides some guidance, I can try to provide a patch to fix the
> broken links.
>
> On another note, I have noticed that there isn't a page (or at least I
> could not find one) that lists all OTP applications and provides a quick
> summary about them. I believe such pages would be interesting because very
> often I discover new tools in OTP (today was etop<http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/observer/etop_ug.html>)
> and having a listing may make the discovery of such tools easier. If there
> is an interest, I can work on such page myself and submit a patch.
>
> Finally, I am frequently amazed by Erlang docs quality, so I would like to
> thank those who worked/work on maintaing it. :)
>
> *
> José Valim
> www.plataformatec.com.br
> Founder and Lead Developer
> *
>
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