|Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Request for comment: Provide standard update site locations|
On 03/15/2013 05:57 AM, Ralf Sternberg wrote:
Great idea! Not only are p2 repositories not search-engine friendly, the fact that links to p2 repositories often lead to a 404 due to a missing index.html lets some users assume that "there is nothing". While it's possible to create index files manually, some kind of a uniform appearance would help users to recognize a p2 repository immediately. Ideally, I think an index.html should be generated together with the metadata files that is both search-engine and human readable.
I don't know if anyone noticed, but I recently added some intelligence to the 404 mechanism on download.eclipse.org to allow users to Show Directory Contents.
I don't want to be in the business of opening JAR files on-the-fly to examine what's in them, but perhaps I can detect the presence of a content.jar and craft a page that tells users exactly what to do with it?
If anyone thinks this is an idea worth pursuing, please file a bug against Eclipse Foundation > Community > Website.
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