why the change in links on the wiki?

wishmaster artemrts at ukr.net
Thu Dec 5 06:47:37 UTC 2013

 --- Original message ---
From: "Maxim Dounin" <mdounin at mdounin.ru>
Date: 5 December 2013, 00:33:44

> Hello!
> On Wed, Dec 04, 2013 at 01:04:17PM -0800, David Birdsong wrote:
> > I noticed this a few months back. Why do the links on wiki.nginx.org link
> > to
> > nginx.org/en/docs/ instead of to wiki.nginx.org?
> > 
> > For example: the http core module doc link on
> > http://wiki.nginx.org/Modulespoints ->
> > http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/ngx_http_core_module.html instead of:
> > http://wiki.nginx.org/HttpCoreModule
> > 
> > I kind of hate this. I find the wiki version of the module docs much more
> > readable.
> > 
> > Why the change?
> Wiki pages for standard modules were created as an English 
> translation of Russian docs long time ago, when there were no 
> official English docs.  Since then, official English became 
> available.
> In past years we've faced multiple cases of old/incorrect/missing 
> descriptions on wiki confusing people, so these pages were 
> deprecated and links were changed to official docs instead.  
> Moreover, changing pages to do redirects instead was recenly 
> discussed.  Supporing multiple versions of the documentation isn't 
> something we want to spent time on, and bit rot on these pages on 
> wiki can't be just ignored.
> What exactly do you find "much more readable"?  Wording?  Design?  
> May be it's something that can be improved in the documentation?
>From my point of view, there is one thing which would be very useful in the new official docs (nginx.org/*/docs): this is content of directives of current module. May be even with 'fixed' position.

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