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Re: URL aliases for WPD without /wiki

From: Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 09:02:09 -0400
Message-ID: <5149B351.7090708@w3.org>
To: Ryan Lane <rlane32@gmail.com>
CC: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
On 03/19/2013 12:51 PM, Ryan Lane wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org
> <mailto:lea@w3.org>> wrote:
> 
>     Hi all,
> 
>     Iím not sure if Iím 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].
> 
>     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 (?).
>     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).
>     Everyone else, do you think it's a good idea?
> 
> 
> This shouldn't hurt SEO. Assuming this structure won't change much in
> the future, it seems sane. Changes in the structure could harm SEO if
> we're unable to properly map the redirects to the new structure (dead
> links are bad). The rewrite rules for this should be easy-ish.
> 
> - Ryan

Hi all,

I added the redirects directly in the docs apache configuration. Let me
know if there's any issue.

Denis
Received on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 13:02:14 UTC

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