[theforum] weo 2b: to OSS or not?

Garrett Coakley garrett at polytechnic.co.uk
Tue Nov 9 07:09:44 CST 2004

On Tuesday, November 9, 2004  @518, Madhu Menon wrote:

>Will you be able to build a script that will perform the correct 
>redirections? You'll have to build a lookup table that has all the old IDs 
>and the new ones, and then do a 301 to the new URLs. But for that, you will 
>need to know which is the new ID for each old article.


Without committing to an exact explanation right now (as we're not in
that phase yet and there are a couple of ways of doing this) we'll be
looking at generating a file at import time which will give us the new
nodeID mapped to the old attributes (catID, ArticleID, plus anything else
we think might need) in a structured format.

Then we use some scripting kung-fu to convert that file into a RewriteMap
that mod_rewrite can interrogate.


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