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14:57, 29 September 2010 Annew (Talk | contribs) New thread created  
15:05, 29 September 2010 Yurchor (Talk | contribs) New reply created (Reply to Plasma/FAQ)
15:22, 29 September 2010 Annew (Talk | contribs) New reply created (Reply to Plasma/FAQ)
15:29, 29 September 2010 Yurchor (Talk | contribs) New reply created (Reply to Plasma/FAQ)
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17:19, 29 September 2010 Annew (Talk | contribs) New reply created (Reply to Plasma/FAQ)
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18:27, 29 September 2010 Annew (Talk | contribs) New reply created (Reply to Plasma/FAQ)
19:33, 30 September 2010 Annew (Talk | contribs) New reply created (Reply to Plasma/FAQ)

Plasma/FAQ is a redirect which always points to the latest version, so it's best not to use the link with the version number.

annew14:57, 29 September 2010

Sure. So, what to do if user is on 4.4 (4.3, 4.5 soon (hey, Plasma developers, where are you?), etc.) and wants to be instructed how to add a widget on his panel? ;)

Yurchor15:05, 29 September 2010

On every Plasma/FAQ/whatever page there is an info box directing to the earlier versions :-)

annew15:22, 29 September 2010
 

Not really... :-)

Yurchor15:29, 29 September 2010

Yes, really. 4.4 says For older versions you can turn to the KDE 4.3 specific page, theKDE 4.2 specific page, the KDE 4.1 specific page or the KDE 4.0 one

4.3 says For older versions you can turn to the KDE 4.2 specific page, KDE 4.1 specific page or the KDE 4.0 one

and so on. And they are all links.

annew17:19, 29 September 2010
 

The only page with these links is Plasma/FAQ. Aliasing of Plasma/FAQ with Plasma/FAQ/4.4 (4.3, 4.5, etc.) breaks all links on the translated versions (via Special:myLanguage). Subpages, like Plasma/FAQ/4.4/Configuration, have no aliases at all.

What is the solution for linking if we not use "/4.x/" in links? ;)

Yurchor17:30, 29 September 2010

I'm not sure that I'm understanding the problem but while looking at it, I did note that the Plasma/FAQ/4.4 (which is what the user is actually reading) didn't have Special:myLanguage at all, so I've fixed that.

Plasma/FAQ itself only contains the redirect to the latest version, and the redirect has to be changed when a new version is made. Apart from that, all the links have /4.x in them. I would have thought that between that and the myLanguage thing it would work. If it doesn't, can you explain a bit more about what actually happens? Thanks

annew17:53, 29 September 2010
 

Consider the following examples: 1. Plasma/FAQ#How does Plasma work? links to the English page.

Special:MyLanguage/Plasma/FAQ#How does Plasma work? in any locale you will also be linked to the English page (broken localized links).

2. Plasma/FAQ/4.4/Configuration is valid page that can be linked, e.g. Plasma/FAQ/4.4/Configuration#Can_I_move_the_applets_on_the_panel.3F

On the other hand

Plasma/FAQ/Configuration#Can_I_move_the_applets_on_the_panel.3F points to nowhere (broken subpages).

:'(
Yurchor18:06, 29 September 2010

Plasma/FAQ has only one purpose - to direct anyone searching to the latest version. It doesn't have any content, any sections, any subpages, so I'm surprised that even your first example works. I wouldn't have expected any links to be formulated against Plasma/FAQ at all - but against the versioned links (after all, the reader doesn't actually see that part of the link anyway). Now at last I understand where we started from :-) Yes, you are correct, I made a mistake there. Sorry about that, but I really did need to understand what you were pointing out.

annew18:27, 29 September 2010