[thelist] Redirection technique?

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Fri Nov 28 19:24:41 CST 2003

From: "Bob Easton" <bob at eleaston.com>
Subject: [thelist] Redirection technique?

: Seeking advice for a technique that accommodates the following:
: - Moving and reorganizing a site of about 750 pages.
: - Not a direct mappng of www.x.com/x.html to www.y.com/x.html.
: - Many individual page urls will change.
: - Must be invisible to user.
: - Must be Google friendly. (301 Permanently Moved)
: - Must not require changing original page.html to some
: other file type (.asp, .php)
: - IIS hosting.

You don't ask for much do you? :-)

You can either manually configure IIS to tell it where content for page
x.html comes from (either via the GUI or via scripting). In IIS 4/5 however
this does require some existing file to exist that you set the properties
on. Alternatively, you can redirect a whole folder at a time without the
individual files existing.

Otherwise, write an ISAPI filter.

In either case you may have issues if you're using a hosted solution, and
the hosting company won't give you access to the IIS config.

Perhaps easier to implement would be a custom 404 error handler that could
set the 301 header, and redirect the user, however this may not be
completely transparent to the end user.


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