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Re: URL aliases for WPD without /wiki

From: Julee <julee@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:36:26 -0700
To: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>, Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>
CC: Ryan Lane <rlane32@gmail.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD70D97A.61323%julee@adobe.com>
So right now, Denis has it set so that if you type in the commonly used
docs.* namespaces, but use www.*, you will be directed to the best

But if we do, across the board, for all 404'd pages on the www.* space,
all pages you might type erroneously will be redirected to docs.*. This
won't result in a 404 on docs.*. It'll result in that noarticletext,
"pre-create" page. No?

Maybe it's better to restrict it as Denis has.


-----Original Message-----
From: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:49 PM
To: Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>
Cc: Ryan Lane <rlane32@gmail.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>,
"public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Subject: Re: URL aliases for WPD without /wiki

>Hi Denis,
>I believe that if you add a condition for "not found" [1]  you doní»t need
>to explicitly list all sections, right?
>[1]: RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
>Lea Verou
>W3C developer relations
>http://w3.org/people/all#lea ? http://lea.verou.me ? @leaverou
>On Mar 21, 2013, at 23:39, Denis Ah-Kang wrote:
>> On 03/21/2013 05:15 PM, Ryan Lane wrote:
>>> Let's avoid using .htaccess. It's better if these things are done
>>> through the server configuration. It's easier to troubleshoot things
>>> when server configuration is done in a single place, and it's easier to
>>> configuration manage it.
>> Yes, it's better to have all these things in one place. The redirects
>> have been added in the Apache configuration directly.
>> Lea, I limited the redirect to request uris starting by
>> "/(beginners|css|dom|concepts|accessibility|svg|html|javascript|apis)"
>> so if we add new pages under www in the future, it won't be caught by
>> the rewrite rule.
>> Let me know if there's any issue.
>> Concerning the 404s, I'll be happy to configure Apache to serve a better
>> page if you have one.
>> Denis
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