On 02/11/2021 12:53, Kevin Cole wrote:
I'm not sure if this is the right list to post this,
but I'll give it a shot here, and see where I should
The problem seems to be the website's hosting, which
appears to be provided by Google, which blocks access
from certain countries in accordance with US law (with
the error message "403. That’s an error. Your client
does not have permission to get URL / from this server.
That’s all we know."). This would not surprise me if
LilyPond was not a GNU project, but it's a bit off at
the moment, to say the least.
What I would want to know if this is something the
team cares about, and where I should discuss this.
I could be
mistaken -- I often am -- but...
I suspect it's
merely that the site is designed to construct search queries
using Google as the default search engine -- along with
Google's option to limit the search to a particular site.
This saves the maintainers from having to install a search
engine and keep it updated.
negative consequence of this setup is that it randomly
chooses the version of documentation -- e.g. If I am on a
.../doc/v2.20/... page and search for a term, it will
happily offer up a match from .../doc/v2.22/...,
.../doc/2.18/... or whatever else it finds.)
No - it's hosted on Google currently.
If it’s hosted on Google, the same thing must be happening in mainland China as well. My last trip to China was in 2017 and, at that time, all the connection to google.com
domain and other services by the Alphabet group, such as YouTube, was blocked by the “great wall” set up by the Chinese government.
Oops! I’m very sorry for my misunderstanding. Error 403 is not the one caused by a firewall.