[cairo] Cairo manual URL case changes

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Tue Oct 21 10:14:55 PDT 2008

Michael Urman wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Yotam Medini emailed me a request to fix the links in the (Python)
> version of the Cairo tutorial. I checked out the C translation at
> http://www.cairographics.org/tutorial/ and see it's suffering from
> similar broken links. In particular, many of the names under manual
> are now lower case instead of title or camel case. For example broken
> links, see the links in the various nouns sections such as Destination
> and Source.
> Is this something that was changed accidentally in the manual
> generation and should be changed back, or is it something intentional?
> Or more importantly should we start the process of covering for this
> on how ever many documents refer to these dead URLs (starting with the
> tutorials), or should it be handled either generation or server side?


I did this intentionally to clean up the doc file names once and for all, but
also caused the dead links at the same time.  Last I checked Carl was going to
add redirects from the old URLs.

In the long run, best would be to set some web server magic such that to look
up a symbol you'll do, say, cairographics.org/cairo_create and that will
redirect you to the right place.  This is how php.net works and has been
hugely useful to me over the past ten years.



> Thanks,
> Michael
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Yotam Medini יותם מדיני
> Date: Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 4:40 AM
> Subject: CairoTutorial: Thanks! plz fix links
> Some links to API in
> http://www.tortal.net/mu/wiki/CairoTutorial
> are not accurate. For examples the link:
>  http://www.cairographics.org/manual/cairo-Paths.html#cairo-curve-to
> Should be:
>  http://www.cairographics.org/manual/cairo-paths.html#cairo-curve-to
> ( s/P/p/ )

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