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[bug-gnulib] Re: references to POSIX

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: [bug-gnulib] Re: references to POSIX
Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 17:56:48 +0200

Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> use shortened URLs.  E.g., this
>>   http://www.opengroup.org/susv3xsh/gai_strerror.html
>> redirects to this:
>>   http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/functions/gai_strerror.html
> Interesting :-)
> However, some users (like me) browse the specs off-line, using the
> downloadable copy from 
> http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/download/,
> and there you need the relative URL "/functions/gai_strerror.html".

Does the smiley mean you are playing devil's advocate? :)

I think most people who've gone to the trouble to download
the spec and browse offline can find a workaround.
Adding five symlinks might be all it takes to make things work.

Besides, isn't it worth a tiny sacrifice to avoid
systematically including meaningless (and long) strings
like onlinepubs/009695399/ in our code and documentation?

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