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Re: Website: broken 2.21 links

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Website: broken 2.21 links
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 00:32:36 +0100
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Valentin Villenave <address@hidden> writes:

> Greetings,
> many links (particularly @rcontrib{} links) on the website point to
> 2.21 directories that are not online yet, as you can verify by doing:
> wget -r --ignore-tags=img \
>   --exclude-directories=doc,website,attic,download \
>   --reject jpg,pdf,png,css,jz,gz,sh,bz2,exe \
>   --accept "*.html" http://lilypond.org ;
> grep -r "2\.21" lilypond.org
> Attached is the list of affected pages; it mostly comes down to
> helpus.itexi, manual.itexi and a few other places. Some broken links
> are visible on:
> http://lilypond.org/help-us.html
> http://lilypond.org/faq.html
> and all translated versions.
> It could be worth solving by a running quick-and-dirty regex on
> already-generated html pages (or better yet, making texi2html point to
> doc/latest/* rather than doc/2.21/*).

This is just broken.  It should point to VERSION_STABLE and
VERSION_DEVEL which are always pointing to _existing_ versions rather
than to to-be-released versions.  This is currently the case in master
and not the case in stable/2.20 but neither points to 2.21.

David Kastrup

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