[Interest] Online doc URL improvement

Paul Wicking Paul.Wicking at qt.io
Fri Jun 7 14:29:37 CEST 2019

On Thu, 6 Jun 2019 14:07:49 +1200
Christian Gagneraud <chgans at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi there,
> I quite often read the documentation online, b/c the urls are quite
> short and simple i usually type them in directly in the URL bar. One
> little thing is annoying me, the '.html extension.
> Wouldn't it be great if instead the url would be
> 'doc.qt.io/qt-5/qwidget'. That is shorter to type and easier to
> navigate to a class you know the name of. Currently you have to move
> the cursor around in the url field so that you replace the class name
> b/w '/' and '.html'. not having to deal with '.html' would make the
> process way faster/easier. Of course to avoid breaking search engine,
> bookmarks, ... the url with '.html' would have to redirect to the one
> w/o.
> Any thoughts?
> Chris

Thanks for the suggestion, Christian. I've taken the liberty to create
a suggestion bug for this [0], and talked it over with some of the guys
on the team - we like the idea and will get it done.

Have a great weekend!

- Paul

[0] https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-76277

Paul Wicking
Documentation Engineer

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