use rel="vcs-bzr" microformat

Bug #413130 reported by Colin Watson on 2009-08-13
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Low
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loggerhead
Low
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Bug Description

I recently came across http://kitenet.net/~joey/rfc/rel-vcs/, which seems like a really nice way to bridge the automation gap from a web page to a VCS branch. Could code.launchpad.net be enhanced to add rel="vcs-bzr" attributes to link to the branch?

For https://code.launchpad.net/PROJECT, it's easy, at least when there's a development focus branch; there's already an <a> tag that can be amended.

For https://code.launchpad.net/~OWNER/PROJECT/BRANCH, it seems like a useful new <link> tag to put in the <head> element.

On Fri, 14 Aug 2009 03:13:25 Colin Watson wrote:
> Public bug reported:
>
> I recently came across http://kitenet.net/~joey/rfc/rel-vcs/, which
> seems like a really nice way to bridge the automation gap from a web
> page to a VCS branch. Could code.launchpad.net be enhanced to add rel
> ="vcs-bzr" attributes to link to the branch?
>
> For https://code.launchpad.net/PROJECT, it's easy, at least when there's
> a development focus branch; there's already an <a> tag that can be
> amended.
>
> For https://code.launchpad.net/~OWNER/PROJECT/BRANCH, it seems like a
> useful new <link> tag to put in the <head> element.

Interesting. Not too hard to do. How important is it?

Would we want the rel link on the links to the branch pages themselves?
Like on branch listing pages?

  status Incomplete

Changed in launchpad-code:
status: New → Incomplete
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 09:38:00AM -0000, Tim Penhey wrote:
> Interesting. Not too hard to do. How important is it?

Not important (in a "distro request" kind of sense) at all; I just
thought it would be neat.

> Would we want the rel link on the links to the branch pages themselves?
> Like on branch listing pages?

Branch listings probably ought to so that you can in theory say
'webcheckout https://code.launchpad.net/PROJECT' and get all its
branches. I don't know about other links.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2010-12-23
Changed in launchpad:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: feature
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2011-05-19
Changed in loggerhead:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Paul Tagliamonte (paultag) wrote :

It'd be nice to get this integrated.

I know it's not nice to just do a +1 without content, but it's been sitting here for a while :)

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