Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Tom Lane wrote:
> >> It should not be there at all.  Do you see URLs in any of our other
> >> error messages?
> 
> > Sure, ideally, but how else can we give information about that hex
> > value?
> 
> It's not the responsibility of that error message to tell someone to
> go look up the error number in Microsoft documentation.  If they're
> clueful enough to make any sense of the number beyond the strerror
> translation we already provide, then they already know where to look.

Well, it took me like 25 minutes to find that list, so it isn't obvious.
Search for STATUS_CARDBUS_NOT_SUPPORTED, and you get only 75 hits on
Google, and our URL is #7.  One idea Andrew Dunstan had was to print
descriptions for the most popular values.  I asked him to give it a try
once I applied this patch.

> Even if it were the responsibility of the error message to suggest this,
> a URL seems far too transient.

It is a URL to the Wine CVS repository, so I assume it will be around for
a while.  One thing we could do is copy that file to a URL on our web
site and point error messages to that.  We could put the file in our CVS
and point to that too.

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