Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Clear questions and runnable code
get the best and fastest answer
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Re: Re: Re: search.cpan.org comments/discussion

by gbarr (Monk)
on Sep 10, 2002 at 14:33 UTC ( #196688=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: search.cpan.org comments/discussion
in thread search.cpan.org comments/discussion

There is a big difference between a distribution and a module. Substituting :: with - will not work for most modules.

I would like to see the cpan links to link to http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?module

right now that is an issue for modules that don't have pod, but we can fix that


Comment on Re: Re: Re: Re: search.cpan.org comments/discussion
Re*5: search.cpan.org comments/discussion
by grantm (Parson) on Sep 11, 2002 at 00:13 UTC

    Yes, there is a big difference and the perldoc-style link seems to work well. It would be even better (you just knew that was coming didn't you) if it wasn't case-sensitive or if it redirected to search on failure. Eg: http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?LWP::Useragent simply ends up saying 'Not Found' simply because 'agent' was not capitalised.

    Anyway, I've ended up getting sidetracked on the details of linking from PM to search.cpan (which arguably isn't broken anyway) when what I'm most interested in is setting up an infrastructure on PM so that search.cpan can link to discussion forums. I think the best approach (at least initially) would be to base the structure around distributions on the PM side.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://196688]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others rifling through the Monastery: (5)
As of 2014-10-02 04:29 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    What is your favourite meta-syntactic variable name?














    Results (48 votes), past polls