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Re: URL aliases for WPD without /wiki

From: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:39:55 +0200
Cc: Ryan Lane <rlane32@gmail.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D64AE97C-9BE6-4A5B-BBEC-24F076E97446@w3.org>
To: Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>
Yay! Thank you Denis, you rock!

Lea Verou
W3C developer relations
http://w3.org/people/all#leahttp://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou






On Mar 20, 2013, at 15:02, Denis Ah-Kang wrote:

> 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,
>> 
>>    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].
>> 
>>    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 16:40:04 UTC

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