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Re: URL aliases for WPD without /wiki

From: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:27:00 +0200
Message-ID: <CABc02_KoEJdZy+nhPqxH_SY1tMtCt3ZNpafO74Fv0Wfsky_zKw@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Kirstein <frozenice@frozenice.de>
Cc: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>, public-webplatform@w3.org
Damn. *.org/.
:P

☆*PhistucK*


On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 8:25 PM, David Kirstein <frozenice@frozenice.de>wrote:

> 1) there is no .com in docs.webplatform.org :P (btw, I’m used to typing
> stuff like “wpd.mx/Template:configurable query” now, so I wanted to
> mention this as a ready to use alternative)****
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> 2) “…it's a domain meant for providing shortlinks to WPD. It's perfect for
> sharing links in places with limited space (like the Doc Sprint Dashboard
> shown via a beamer or social media like Twitter), without resorting to
> external shortlink services. It's also used by the changes-announcing bot
> in #webplatform-bot.”****
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> -fro****
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> *From:* PhistucK [mailto:phistuck@gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Dienstag, 19. März 2013 19:05
> *To:* David Kirstein
> *Cc:* Lea Verou; public-webplatform@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: URL aliases for WPD without /wiki****
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> But we only type starting from the .com/ part. ;) Using this makes us
> delete the whole thing and type seven more characters! :(
> ****
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> ☆*PhistucK*****
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> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 5:59 PM, David Kirstein <frozenice@frozenice.de>
> wrote:****
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> Hi Lea,****
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> That’s exactly why I created the wpd.mx shortlink service some time ago!
> :)****
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> In short it redirects *wpd.mx/article* to *
> docs.webplatform.org/wiki/article* + some other cool stuff!****
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> Some examples from the README:****
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> http://wpd.mx -> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Main_Page****
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> http://wpd.mx/tasks ->
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Most_Wanted_Tasks****
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> http://wpd.mx/apis/canvas -> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/canvas*
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> http://wpd.mx/gradient -> Search for "gradient"****
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> Also see my mail about the configuration on GitHub here:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webplatform/2013Feb/0019.html**
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> -fro****
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> *Von:* Lea Verou [mailto:lea@w3.org]
> *Gesendet:* Dienstag, 19. März 2013 16:32
> *An:* public-webplatform@w3.org
> *Betreff:* URL aliases for WPD without /wiki****
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> Hi all,****
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> I’m not sure if I’m in the minority, but I often type WPD URLs by hand, so
> typing the /wiki part every time is tedious. I was wondering if we could
> set up redirects for the top level paths (e.g. /css, /html, /svg etc) which
> redirect to the URL with the /wiki part so that for example [1] becomes [2].
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> Doug likes the idea but is concerned about potential SEO implications. I
> think that if we do it with 301 redirects it will be fine for SEO, but I
> might be wrong (?).****
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> Denis, is it possible? I think it could be done with a few rules in the
> .htaccess, perhaps without even having to explicitly list all the top level
> categories (i.e. test if the path starts with /wiki and if not, add it).**
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> Everyone else, do you think it's a good idea?****
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> Cheers,****
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> Lea****
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> [1]: http://docs.webplatform.org/svg/elements/mask ****
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> [2]: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/svg/elements/mask ?****
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> Lea Verou****
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> W3C developer relations****
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> http://w3.org/people/all#leahttp://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou****
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