Closed Bug 350343 Opened 14 years ago Closed 14 years ago

DOM inspector help link 404 error page not found

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: Help Documentation, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED
seamonkey1.1beta

People

(Reporter: zinnia, Assigned: stefanh)

Details

(Keywords: fixed-seamonkey1.1b, fixed1.8.1)

Attachments

(2 files)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8.0.6) Gecko/20060810 SeaMonkey/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8.0.6) Gecko/20060810 SeaMonkey/1.0.4

When clicking on link in help menu received 404 error message page not found for Intro to DOM inspector and grayrest's Guide to DOM inspector. A broken link? Reported here because it is part of the user interface.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on the help file link
2.
3.

Actual Results:  
404 page not found error message.

Expected Results:  
Go to help link clicked on
This is one of the problems of having external links in help documentation - sooner or later they get obsolete. I recall we change that link because the old one gave a 404 - now this one is gone as well. Giacomo, any ideas here? Should we just nuke it? Is there documentation anywhere on mozilla.org (= reliable, will not disappear)?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: danielwang → stefanh
Actually, 
the first link (http://www.brownhen.com/DI.html) is also a 404...
Forget my first comment (it's late here and I need some sleep) - it appears that the grayrest link is removed (commented out) on trunk and 1.8.1 branch but not on the 1.8.0 branch.
This is for trunk (including suiterunner). I just commented out the dead link.
Assignee: neil → stefanh
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #235663 - Flags: review?(iann_bugzilla)
Here's the branch version...
The next question is if we want this on the 1.8.0.x branch? Usually we don't change localizable stuff on that branch. The grayrest link is still there so we now have two dead links...
OS: Windows 98 → All
Hardware: PC → All
Target Milestone: --- → seamonkey1.1beta
Attachment #235663 - Flags: review?(iann_bugzilla) → review+
Attachment #235665 - Flags: review+
Attachment #235665 - Flags: approval-seamonkey1.1b+
Comment on attachment 235663 [details] [diff] [review]
Comment out dead link (Checked into trunk)

Checking in (trunk)
extensions/help/resources/locale/en-US/developer_tools.xhtml;
new revision: 1.10; previous revision: 1.9
suite/locales/en-US/chrome/common/help/developer_tools.xhtml;
new revision: 1.11; previous revision: 1.10
done
Attachment #235663 - Attachment description: Comment out dead link → Comment out dead link (Checked into trunk)
Comment on attachment 235665 [details] [diff] [review]
Branch version (Checked into 1.8.1 branch)

Checking in (1.8.1 branch)
developer_tools.xhtml;
new revision: 1.7.8.3; previous revision: 1.7.8.2
done
Attachment #235665 - Attachment description: Branch version → Branch version (Checked into 1.8.1 branch)
--> Fixed.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
This bug is not fixed!

Click on Help, SeaMonkey Help, Tools and Development, Introduction to the DOM inspector.  The link opens to

http://www.brownhen.com/DI.html

which shows

Not Found

The requested URL /DI.html was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

This was reported in comment #2.

Note:

http://www.brownhen.com/ gives a link callec Introduction to the DOM
which points at
http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Gecko_DOM_Reference:Introduction
which is under mozilla and so maybe you can use that.
(In reply to comment #10)
> This bug is not fixed!
> Click on Help, SeaMonkey Help, Tools and Development, Introduction to the DOM
> inspector.  The link opens to
> http://www.brownhen.com/DI.html
> which shows
> Not Found
> The requested URL /DI.html was not found on this server.
> Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an
> ErrorDocument to handle the request.
> This was reported in comment #2.
> Note:
> http://www.brownhen.com/ gives a link callec Introduction to the DOM
> which points at
> http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Gecko_DOM_Reference:Introduction
> which is under mozilla and so maybe you can use that.

What version of SeaMonkey are you using (it was never fixed in the 1.0.x versions)?
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