[Haskell-cafe] idea: <package>-latest URLs for Hackage

Timothy Humphries tim at utf8.me
Sat Jul 11 07:30:46 UTC 2015

I use the hackage-fu browser extension for this. It does a pretty good job, while we wait for a proper solution!

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hackage-fu/ <https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hackage-fu/>

- Tim

> On 11 Jul 2015, at 13:29, amindfv at gmail.com wrote:
> I'd personally rather have a little link on all-but-latest package pages like "This is an older version. Jump to latest."
> This would solve the annoying "google shows old versions" problem and also would be convenient for when someone does actually want to link to a specific version, but don't want novices-of-the-future to not realize they're looking at old docs.
> Tom
> El Jul 9, 2015, a las 17:56, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com <mailto:allbery.b at gmail.com>> escribió:
>> On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 5:54 PM, Tikhon Jelvis <tikhon at jelv.is <mailto:tikhon at jelv.is>> wrote:
>> The problem, then, is visibility both to users and to Google. Since it's an actual redirect, your URL bar will show the specific version when you follow the link. The version number will also show up if you copy the URL from one of the links on the contents page even if you got there without specifying a version. (By following http://hackage.haskell.org/package/base <http://hackage.haskell.org/package/base>  for example.)
>> My understanding is that Hackage is using a link tag that Google claims should work... but in practice does not. I think latest urls are being actively considered as an alternative, if I understood the discussion properly.
>> --
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