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Question Why is the documentation link for so many things broken?

Discussion in 'Documentation' started by jRocket, May 17, 2023.

  1. jRocket

    jRocket

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    In Unity, just about everything has a little question mark in the inspector that is supposed to take you to the Unity documentation for what is being inspected.

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    This has existed for as long as I can remember, and once worked perfectly. There was even a link validation tool Unity built in 2015. But now, much of the time it will open up a webpage with the dreaded...

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    This seems to happen a lot with official unity packages. In my case, it was for URP Renderer asset(Universal Renderer Data) on the latest TECH release, 2022.2. Yes, I know the link is automatically generated, even for user scripts. But the thing is, this documentation does exist. It's just in a different place. In fact, all of the URP data assets have broken links, as well as Addressables as countless others. Even non-packages have broken links as well, such as Model Import Setting.

    Why does it behave this way?
    Can this be fixed?
    What ever happened to validating documentation links?
     
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