FIX the URL having version info

Laura Oh
2011-04-21
2013-06-05
  • Laura Oh
    Laura Oh
    2011-04-21

    there are some still using 3.1, 3.0, 2.2 instead 8.3.1, 8.3.0, 8.2.2.
    please fix the URL or make it redirect therefore users see /manual830/, /manual840/ like this.
    these are not only for manaul, any tutorials/menus should have consistent and exact version name.

    Esen, please take the issue and tell Mr Kim when you finish.

     
  • Laura Oh
    Laura Oh
    2011-04-21

    In addition, we have to consider when we have Korean manuals on cubrid.org. I have asked to Catalin to have it from CUBRID 8.4.0.
    When we have it, (참고 : http://cubrid.org/manual/840/ko/  or  http://cubrid.org/manual/840/en/  will be great. Of course http://cubrid.org/manual/  always refers to the latest version of english manuals.

    Thanks

     
  • I have made the redirections:
    - /manual/831 -> /manual31
    - /manual/830 -> /manual30
    - /manual/821 -> /manual21

     
  • Laura Oh
    Laura Oh
    2011-04-25

    Like mysql did, it would be good to have manual URL as cubrid.org/manual/830/en/ or cubrid.org/maual/831/ko/
    http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/index.html

    The lab is asking to have it before commit the CM codes and release notes.

    and one more, is it possible to change backward as
    -  /manual31  -> /manual/831
    -  /manual30 -> /manual/830 
    -  /manual21 -> /manual/821
    so that users can stay and search the contents on the corrected url ??

    sorry to bother you but the dev lab is asking me.
    Please let me know ASAP.

     
  • Dear Laura,

    What I've done so far was to redirect the users who type in the browser www.cubrid.org/manual/831 to www.cubrid.org/manual31 (current form of URLs in manuals)
    But currently all the links in the manuals respect (one of) the XE's format of URLs which is:
    www.cubrid.rog/module_name/entry/unique_alias_of_document_from_module

    So in order to have on cubrid.org URLs for manual in MySQL style we need to:
    - add some extra rules in XE's .htaccess file
    - customize the xe docs module to change all the links from:
      www.cubrid.org/manual31/entry/Structure
    to
      www.cubrid.org/manual/831/en/entry/Structure

    Estimated necessary time for this is half a day. Should we proceed with this?

     
  • yes please proceed it.
    At this moment, we are preparing to have both  KO and En manuals on cubrid.org. Eventually every user in Korea will visit cubrid.org to get what they need. it is a good timing to set up a neat URL.

     
  • We have undo the previous redirections.
    We have changed the URLs  for manuals on cubrid.org to be like following:
    www.cubrid.org/manual/831/en/title
    www.cubrid.org/manual/830/en/title
    www.cubrid.org/manual/821/en/title

    and by default
    www.cubrid.org/manual points to www.cubrid.org/manual/831/en

     
  • Esen Sagynov
    Esen Sagynov
    2011-04-28

    Catalin,

    Please take care of the old URLs which are incoming from Search Engines. If we do not redirect 301 (permanently) SE will "punish" by lowering in the ranking due to frequent URL changes.

     
  • Dear Esen,

    The old URLs were still valid so they would not "punish" us for broken links. But as we have discussed on chat today, Search Engines do not appreciate duplicate pages. So now I've made permanently (301) redirect of the old URLs to the new ones. Everything should be OK now.