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x/pkgsite: godoc.org redirect feedback - tracking issue #39144

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julieqiu opened this issue May 19, 2020 · 2 comments
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x/pkgsite: godoc.org redirect feedback - tracking issue #39144

julieqiu opened this issue May 19, 2020 · 2 comments
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@julieqiu julieqiu commented May 19, 2020

This is an umbrella issue to keep track of issues related to redirecting traffic from godoc.org to pkg.go.dev.

Issues related to this topic:

  • #36747: open source pkg.go.dev
  • #36811: support viewing a package@master
  • #36865: examples missing playground links
  • #36929: add support for bookmarklet to navigate from repository to doc
  • #36982: serve status badge similar to godoc.org
  • #37002: automatically fetch a requested package if it does not exist on pkg.go.dev
  • #37099: support package owner-initiated redirect from godoc.org to pkg.go.dev
  • #37863: missing source files listing
  • #38056: automatically link RFCs in package documentation
  • #38763: incorrect rendering of fixed-size unicode box-drawing characters
  • #38892: slower loads than godoc.org
  • #38986: missing links to source code for git.sr.ht
  • #39270: documentation misparsed as an anchor
  • #39529: missing documentation headings/anchors

At the moment, our priority is to work towards open sourcing (#36747) and to address design feedback. We will plan to address the issues above before redirecting traffic from godoc.org to pkg.go.dev.

/cc @jba @spf13 @fflewddur @Joanne881107

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@tooolbox tooolbox commented May 22, 2020

Sounds fantastic @julieqiu and it's really awesome how much the feedback is being taken into account on this.

A suggestion I have on the redirect is to do it a little like Go Modules: first opt-in, then opt-out, then full switchover. Right now you have the ability to opt-in to always redirect using a cookie, so for the next stage you could redirect unless a specific cookie is set.

I think this would be a very gentle way of going about it, and might spark a final round of useful feedback as the whole community adapts to the change (while still being able to browse the legacy version).

If the percentage of traffic opting-in to the redirect is very high, this suggestion may be unnecessary, but I wanted to throw it out there.

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@julieqiu julieqiu commented May 25, 2020

That's great suggestion - thanks @tooolbox! We'll definitely consider doing something like that, once we get closer to being ready to redirect godoc.org traffic.

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