[thelist] symlinks/freebsd/apache

rudy Rudy_Limeback at maritimelife.ca
Thu Oct 5 14:01:00 CDT 2000

> Alias /photos "/where/ever/pics"
> Alias /photoes "/where/ever/pics"
> Alias /photos/ "/where/ever/pics"
> Alias /photoes/ "/where/ever/pics"

thanks dan & thanks martin for the example -- i liked the quail referense  

what a coincidence, this reminds me of something i was thinking about just 
yesterday (so, like, lost in the antiquities of time, now...  you know how 
it is when you get older, the days seem to zip by faster and faster and 
then BLAM, one day yougo to sleep forever...)

anyhow, without getting into whether this type of "mapping" should be 
accomplished with aliases or redirects or application.cfm files or 

... it sure would be useful when pointing people to specific articles in 
the evolt site

it would be so much easier to type  http://evolt.org/foobar  from memory 
than to (a) go to the site and run a search for the article, which is not 
always convenient if you are answering email offline, then (b) cut and 
paste the resulting url into your email message

i sure can't remember article id numbers, heck i have trouble remembering 
what colour socks i got on at this very moment

[ made you look!!! ]

besides, when your recipients get the email with 
http://evolt.org/index.cfm?menu=8&cid=669 in it, they may have to cut and 
paste into the address bar anyway, as not all emailers will automatically 
underline the entire url including all parameters

(http://evolt.org/index.cfm?menu=8&cid=669, by the way, is the only 
article that comes up on a search for "foobar")

some realistic examples that come to mind --
  640 x 480 Isn't Dead Just Yet

           deadyet ==> index.cfm?menu=8&cid=275
  Liquid Tables

           liquid  ==> index.cfm?menu=8&cid=2321

  web site architecture 101

           architecture101 ==> index.cfm?menu=8&cid=635

  Some Caveats with Using Frames

           frames  ==> index.cfm?menu=8&cid=293

now *that's* what i call a site map!

i have an article in me somewhere, more of a rant really, which basically 
says that any time you see a Site Map on a web site, run for the hills -- 
you're gonna get lost in this site fer shure, yessirreee

see, your navigation scheme *is* your site map, and if you need a site map 
to explain your site structure, how good is your nav scheme, eh? 

okay, i can see the benefit of having a page which lists all the other 
pages in the site, like what you would get if you took the home page of a 
directory like yahoo and expanded all the entries, exploded all the 
breadcrumb trails, in an indented list or something...

... but who does that anymore?  the few times i've seen this method, it 
was pretty effective, i think they are called navigation trees or 

if anyone has run across any sites with good site maps, i'd love to see 


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