Bug #50380 Downloadable documentation should show warnings when out of date
Submitted: 15 Jan 2010 18:49 Modified: 19 Jan 2010 14:30
Reporter: Morgan Tocker Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version: OS:Any
Assigned to: MC Brown CPU Architecture:Any

[15 Jan 2010 18:49] Morgan Tocker
Re: http://blogs.sun.com/mysqlf/entry/mysql_documentation_no_license_change

Stefan is concerned about the number of out of date websites that contain MySQL docs on them.

It would be very easy to restrict a large amount of this by including the 'build date' of the docs and some simple JavaScript to show a warning if the build date is > 6 months ago.

How to repeat:
Google for MySQL docs, cry when you see how out of date they are.

Suggested fix:
Something nice and red should do it:

<div id="hide_me_by_default" style="border: 5px #ff0000 solid; padding: 5px; margin: 5px">
 The copy of this manual is more than six months old.  We encourage you to download a new version from <a href="http://dev.mysql.com/doc">dev.mysql.com/doc</a>
[16 Jan 2010 10:14] Valeriy Kravchuk
Thank you for the documentation request.
[19 Jan 2010 14:30] MC Brown
Implemented with a small JS function, datecheck, to compare the current and build times.