[Hackage] #760: exclude all but latest documentation from search results

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#760: exclude all but latest documentation from search results
  Reporter:  warren             |        Owner:         
      Type:  enhancement        |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal             |    Milestone:         
 Component:  hackageDB website  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal             |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  unknown            |   Ghcversion:         
  Platform:                     |  

Comment(by guest):

 We had a brief discussion today in #haskell, and somebody had the good
 idea of using a <meta rel=canonical> tag.

 It seems this would avoid outright excluding old versions, but still
 making it clear to the search engine which is preferred (i.e. the latest
 docs). Seems to be a good balance.

 If this solution is chosen, this would probably be a haddock issue (not a
 hackage issue anymore).

 Google's documentation on canonical:

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/760#comment:1>
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