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Title: Official IDLE web page address is not valid
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Documentation, IDLE Versions: Python 3.4, Python 3.5, Python 2.7
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Status: closed Resolution: fixed
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Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: benjamin.peterson, docs@python, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, georg.brandl, kbk, ned.deily, python-dev, roger.serwy, serhiy.storchaka, terry.reedy
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Created on 2014-10-14 18:28 by serhiy.storchaka, last changed 2014-10-14 20:59 by terry.reedy. This issue is now closed.

Messages (10)
msg229329 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-10-14 18:28
WWW address (http://www.python.org/idle/) mentioned in "About IDLE" dialog window is no longer valid.
msg229332 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-10-14 19:18
For the record, on the legacy web site, that URI (which you can still see as http://legacy.python.org/idle/) redirected to the Python 2 IDLE page in the Standard Library docs:  https://docs.python.org/2/library/idle.html.
msg229333 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-10-14 19:19
I guess a redirect could be added again.
msg229334 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-10-14 19:22
It could but to which page, e.g. which version of the docs?
msg229335 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-10-14 19:22
Should we add /idle3/ redirection for 3.x?
msg229336 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-10-14 19:29
The URI in "About IDLE" is redundant in that the same information on the doc page is also available in text format in the IDLE Help menu and there is also a link there to the full HTML docs.  Perhaps the URI should just be removed from About IDLE going forward; we could still add a redirect for the benefit of IDLEs already released.
msg229349 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-10-14 20:51
Idle's Help system needs a thorough review.  Current issues include 
16893, 21995, 17583, and a few more in my head, including revising About.

In the meanwhile, I am replacing the dead link with 
'https://docs.python.org/' + sys.version[:3] + '/library/idle.html'
(It cannot be copied to be pasted; making it clickable would be part of revising About.)

I suggest redirecting the current dead link http://www.python.org/idle/ to https://docs.python.org/3/library/idle.html.  People can always select a different version from there.
msg229350 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-10-14 20:54
OK, the redirect should now be in place.
msg229351 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2014-10-14 20:57
New changeset d411dff4e3d4 by Terry Jan Reedy in branch '2.7':
Issue #22632: replace dead link with version-specific doc link.
https://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/d411dff4e3d4

New changeset db5e431125b1 by Terry Jan Reedy in branch '3.4':
Issue #22632: replace dead link with version-specific doc link.
https://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/db5e431125b1
msg229352 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-10-14 20:59
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History
Date User Action Args
2014-10-14 20:59:44terry.reedysetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
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stage: resolved
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