On Thu, 2002-06-27 at 00:16, Nik Clayton wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2002 at 01:24:50AM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > On 2002-06-25 23:41 +0000, Aidan Saunders wrote:
> > > http://www.freebsd.org/handbook/ports-trouble.html#PORTS-BROKEN
> > Try starting at:
> > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports-trouble.html#PORTS-BROKEN
> > BTW, this is a known problem,
> And it's really time we fixed it. The best idea I've come up with so
> far is to have a .htaccess file in the root of the web server tree that
> issues permanent redirects from /handbook/ and /FAQ/ to the appropriate
> directory under /doc/...
> The symlinks can remain for the time being, but we should aim to nuke
> those as well.
> Any thoughts? Perhaps someone can knock up a quick proof of concept?
With .htaccess, it would be something like:
Redirect 301 /handbook http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/
(try http://www.rantakoski.com/handbook for just that)
According to apache documentation 301 = perm, 302 = temp, 303 = seeother
and 410 = gone (completely removed)... You could also use
RedirectPermanent and drop the number - same result. You need mod_alias -
which is enable on most servers, I guess.
The problem is that the thing needs to be an full url, I _think_, which
would make things harder for mirrors. And 'alias' is not allowed in
Having a simple index page with meta redirects in it, is another option.
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5;url=http://www.freebsd.org/doc/etcetc/">
If you are not redirected automatically in 5 seconds, click <a
href="/doc/etc">here</a> to proceed.
... but I guess you know these things.
Fixing this will basically half the traffic to this list. :)
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