Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#20731 closed New feature (wontfix)

Allow users to select a default version of the docs

Reported by: john.obrien@… Owned by: nobody
Component: *.djangoproject.com 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

Description

Hiya,

I've recently noticed that every time I visit the djangoproject.com 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.

Cordially,

John O'Brien

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Tim Graham

Component: Documentation*.djangoproject.com
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

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 2 years ago by Tim Graham

Summary: Requested enhancement of djangoproject.com websiteAllow users to select a default version of the docs

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by Neal

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 docs.djangoproject.com?
Neal

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by Tim Graham

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

The djangoproject.com repository is https://github.com/django/djangoproject.com

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