500.html needs absolute links in original English texts


(Anton) #1

Original string:

No further action is necessary. However, if the error condition persists,
you can provide additional detail, including steps to reproduce the error,
by posting a discussion topic in the <a href="/category/meta">meta category</a>.

Here, the link should be absolute and link to the meta category of the Discourse Meta website - this is needed so that translators use the same absolute link in the translations as well. Otherwise it will link to a (possibly non-existent) local meta category.


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Hmm good point in fact that category is not even named that now out of the box in Discourse. Can you take this minor edit @neil?


(Neil Lalonde) #3

I don’t agree with linking to the Discourse Meta website. The site owner should be notified, not us.

The problem with putting a link in those static html files is that they won’t work on subfolder installs. We should avoid putting a link at all.


(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #4

The ideal would be a link to a PM to moderators like:

/new-message?groupname=moderators&title=Site%20Error&body=topic%20body

This works because ember router intercepts even on subfolder installs, and make the link work.

It won’t work in a new tab however. And neither if the trust level is too low.


(Neil Lalonde) #5

Ember isn’t loaded on 500.html, so it wouldn’t work there.


(Jeff Atwood) #6

Regardless the category name should be corrected it is no longer meta as of a while ago?


(Neil Lalonde) #7

I updated copy to remove the link and be a bit more vague.

…by posting a discussion topic in the site’s feedback category