otaylor at redhat.com
Wed Jul 9 00:17:15 EEST 2003
On Tue, 2003-07-08 at 17:11, Brenden T. wrote:
> Navindra Umanee wrote:
> >Heinrich Wendel <sysop at heinospage.de> wrote:
> >>I'm currently updating the website to keep it easier uptodate. The
> >>changes I just made were agreed upon Havoc. They cause a lot of dead
> >>links, but Havoc sayed that would be ok, we will make a custom 404
> >>page to notice the users on the changes.
> >Dead links suck! Are you moving the location of specifications? I'm
> >sure they're linked to all over the net including from KDE.org.
> Ditto, tldp.org handles this by telling you that your link is old, but
> here is (probably) what you where looking for anyway. It's not even a
> redirect, they just add a little header that tells you your link is
> stale, but give you the document anyway. Very slick.
While this is slick, a redirect done as a redirect (not as a rewrite) -
that is, the URL the browser is showing changes - is simpler to
implement and probably about as good.
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