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Re: Major update to perldoc.perl.org
in thread Major update to perldoc.perl.org
In my browser the 'Perl Version' select box sticks out the side in way that suggests cross-browser compatibility was second (and forgotten) thought.
Can you let me know what browser (and version) you're using and I'll check that out. Thank you for letting me know - I test the site on quite a few different platforms and browsers, but obviously cannot replicate every combination.
Instead of wasting time 're-skinning' perldoc we should have spent the time making it a better perl resource.
When you say "we", what did you contribute exactly? If you had issues with the search functionality I would have been very grateful to receive suggestions and bug reports from you, or even (dare I say it) a patch.
I'm aware that the search tool does have some limitations, and of course would be very appreciative of any help to make it better. Part of the problem you describe is because perlfunc is separated into sections, making it easy to split up into separate pages for each function name, whereas perlsyn (containing while, foreach, etc) is not, so it is more difficult to reference a specific point to document the 'while' keyword. Maybe you could contribute a page similar to perlfunc but documenting all the loop control keywords, then I could build it into the search engine?