Make it more obvious on screen which version of the doc is being viewed
|Reported by:||julien||Owned by:||nobody|
|Has patch:||no||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
This came up as the same (invalid) doc bug in the tutorial was reported multiple times within just a few days (#16868, #16890 and #16932), likely because the reporters were looking at the wrong version of the documentation. This doesn't only affect newbies as I've also recently heard from an experienced Django developer that he got excited about a documented feature that he later realised he couldn't use in his environment because that feature hadn't been released yet (he was looking at the DEV doc without knowing). It's quite easy to get bitten by this, especially if you use Google to search the doc.
One possible fix would be to add a nifty little block "DEV version" or "1.3 version" with a fixed position (e.g. stuck to the top of the viewport) as you scroll down the page.
I'm choosing the component "Djangoproject.com Web site" (and not "Documentation") since this is where the change needs to happen, i.e. in: https://github.com/django/djangoproject.com