Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#18141 closed Uncategorized (needsinfo)

Bad link

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: nobody
Component: Uncategorized Version: 1.4
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by aaugustin

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  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset
  • Resolution set to needsinfo
  • Status changed from new to closed

Indeed, this page doesn't exist.

What we need to know is where you found that link...

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by russellm

This has been reported in the past; historically, the usage pattern has been:

  • Search for <new feature> in documentation
  • Find page in the documentation for version N
  • Read the header on the page that says that documentation applies to version N and "Click here for version N-1"
  • But the header is a dumb block of text, so it links to the corresponding, but nonexistent page in the version N-1 docs.

Unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot we can do without making the header a lot smarter with regards to documentation that doesn't exist. This is certainly possible, but has been more effort than anyone has been willing to put into the problem. Volunteers welcome :-)

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