Re: [Boost-docs] Can we have *lastest* directory for boost documentation?

Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] Can we have *lastest* directory for boost documentation?
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-04-23 09:28:57



From: Boost-docs [mailto:boost-docs-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Rene Rivera via Boost-docs
Sent: 21 April 2018 16:48
To: Discussion of Boost Documentation
Cc: Rene Rivera
Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] Can we have *lastest* directory for boost documentation?


On Sat, Apr 21, 2018, 10:04 AM Zongren Zhang via Boost-docs <boost-docs_at_[hidden]> wrote:

I am glad that shows a friendly popup message when I am reading an older version of documentaiton.

> This is the documentation for an old version of Boost. Click here to view this page for the latest version.

Most of the time I visit website directed by search engines, and none of them will give me the latest version. Sometimes I noticed the popup message, but if I didn't, I was confused for a long time.

Why don't we create a symbolic named *lastest* to the directory corresponding to latest version? For example,

can be reached by,

I think this will produce better search egine results in the long run.


There's already a <> link, that redirects to the latest release.


and also the similar and sometimes useful


“This is the documentation for a snapshot of the develop branch, built from commit d2464347d3 <> .”


which tells you about work-in-progress.


But neither is still not put top of the list by the search engines L


Has anyone any ideas on how to encourage search engines to do that?





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