Fix usage of "absolute URL" in the documentation
|Reported by:||Malcolm Tredinnick||Owned by:||nobody|
|Has patch:||no||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
Django's documentation is using the term "absolute URL" in a way that is inconsistent with existing standards. We should fix that; it leads to errors too easily.
The relevant definition to apply is in section 3 (and also section 1.4) of RFC 2396: An absolute URI includes everything from the scheme ("http:", etc) onwards. All other URIs are relative.
Documentation that needs to be updated
- get_absolute_url() -- all our examples are relative and absolute URLs are in the sites documentation. Add a link between the two and some explanation.
- The location field in sitemaps.
- A few places in syndication_feeds.txt
This are all purely documentation/explanation changes. We aren't doing anything fundamentally wrong in the code (outside of HttpRedirect) that I know of.