Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 22 months ago

#20731 closed New feature (wontfix)

Allow users to select a default version of the docs

Reported by: john.obrien@… Owned by: nobody
Component: * Version: 1.5
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: yes UI/UX: no



I've recently noticed that every time I visit the website, I have to select which version of the django docs to view. I am aware that the URLs reflect which version of the documentation to view, but I invariably Google the question to see if there is an answer on StackOverflow or elsewhere, before clicking on the relevant link displayed in my Google search results and ending up back on the django docs website.

I'd like to humbly request an enhancement to the site where after I've chosen a version of the django docs to view, the site remembers which version I'm viewing (perhaps be setting a cookie), and upon subsequent visits, the site does not ask me which version of the django docs to view.


John O'Brien

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by timo

  • Component changed from Documentation to *
  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thank-you for the suggestion, but I think it may be confusing and more trouble than it's worth. There's also the issue that the documentation contains different pages between versions and thus cannot be mapped cleanly from one version to another.

comment:2 Changed 22 months ago by timgraham

  • Summary changed from Requested enhancement of website to Allow users to select a default version of the docs

comment:3 Changed 22 months ago by nealsid

Thanks for the comments. Perhaps if I'm able to prototype this, we can iterate and propose solutions to the concerns you mention. Is it possible to set up an installation of the same setup that runs

comment:4 Changed 22 months ago by timgraham

Please bring up the idea on the DevelopersMailingList to get consensus.

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