[erlang-questions] Erlang documentation

Roger Lipscombe <>
Wed Sep 21 12:52:53 CEST 2016


On 21 September 2016 at 02:12, Richard A. O'Keefe <> wrote:
>
> On 20/09/16 8:20 PM, Roger Lipscombe wrote:
>>
>> I *do* wish that -- somehow -- the docs could be marked up so that a
>> Google search would jump directly to the appropriate function.
>
>
> Can you point us to documentation for some other project
> where this works?

I don't know if it *can* be made to work. I pointed to an example
where, for some pages, Google returns links to headings on the page.
It turns out that this is explained in this Google blog post:
https://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/jump-to-information-you-want-right-from.html

That seems to suggest that it's fairly basic -- that is: it lists
likely-looking headings from the page, and not necessarily the ones
you care about. I was kinda hoping that with some extra tags on the
headings, Google might recognise which sections were actually relevant
to the user's search and provide quick links to those.

Regards,
Roger.


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