Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 177729
need manual or automatic redirects for old content
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:36:08 EDT
We have project pages that need to redirect from the old to the new structure:
web/html/project/translations/ => web/html/About/Projects/translations/
Should we do manual, click-here redirects? Or do we have something more
automagic we can do? I'm not against telling Apache directly, if that works better.
I would suggest doing something similar to linuxdoc.org to tldp.org redirects
which are automatic but with a header on top ack the redirect
click on http://linuxdoc.org for a demo.
I think that the automatic redirects which provide notifications are nice, but
unfortunately impossible in our current setup. The pages are rendered
automatically by a cron job. They are served statically. This prevents
dynamic page creation and keeps us from using PHP to create automatic
redirects. Directly altering the Apache configuration is not particularly
scalable. The current solution is manual redirects. We have a very simple
template system in place, and I gave it an update to make it more manageable
earlier today. Until the current infrastructure is replaced, that's really
the best we can do. Once that infrastructure is replaced, we should have
better redirection capabilities.
I'm closing this as WONTFIX. Consider this a lesson hard-learned for our