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Re: how to move a page to a new url?

On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 10:06:21AM -0200, Andre Felipe Machado wrote:
> During a discussion about reorganizing Debian Partners pages, a suggestion [0]
> reproduced below about moving a page, misplaced today. 
> It should have external and internal links, by its age.
> What is the correct way of moving it to a new location?

About redirection: It's hard to ensure www mirrors will implement HTTP
redirect at Apache level.
See example in english/distrib/floppyinst.wml

Links internal to the Debian website will need to be fixed as well,
using smart_changes.pl in order to fix all translated pages.

Special care about translation-check headers is needed if you move a
page (since it's not possible to easily move a file AND its CVS
history..unless we hack directly on the cvs repo).

> Is it worth the effort?

Yes, breaking URLs is bad :-)

> [0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-publicity/2009/10/msg00015.html
> Paul Wise  wrote ..
> > The equipment donations page should move from
> > /misc/equipment_donations to /donations/equipment and list the
> > donations in order of date, grouped into per-year groups.

Totaly agree.

> > DSA and former DSA members and perhaps the debian-history maintainer
> > should probably be contacted to find out which years the current
> > list of donations were donated and if there are any once-off
> > equipment donations that aren't listed yet. For stuff we don't know
> > the date of, an "Other" group would work I think.

Maybe read the mailbox on master where hardware coordination happens ?

Simon Paillard

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