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Re: octave help links from google

From: Andrew Janke
Subject: Re: octave help links from google
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:32:54 -0400
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On 3/31/20 9:25 PM, nrjank wrote:
> apjanke-floss wrote
>> On 9/7/19 1:48 PM, Nicholas Jankowski wrote:
>>> Am I the only one who notices that the default google search for octave
>>> help docs almost always point you to the v4.2.1 docs, versus the latest
>>> version?
>> You're not the only one. I see this same behavior both here and with
>> some other FLOSS projects.
>> No idea how to fix it.
>> Cheers,
>> Andrew
> I just ran into this again and didn't realize I was reading an outdated doc
> page. Would there be any sense in adding some sort of link to the
> header/navigation area indicating "you are looking at an old version of the
> code, click here to be taken to <same page under
> octave.org/doc/interpreter/> the current version."

Hear, hear. This happens to me _all_ the time when Googling for Octave
docs, and it's a hassle to figure out how to navigate to the current
version of the docs. It'd be great if a link - even just a general
"here's a link to the root of the current 5.x docs" - were in place.


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