[thesite] anchors and 6 possible URL formats

Daniel J. Cody djc at starkmedia.com
Fri Apr 13 09:07:27 CDT 2001

jeff wrote:

> not necessarily a good thing since it doesn't encourage people to update
> their bookmarks.

true, but then we have a million 'Update your bookmarks' hits on google.

> :~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> : http://www.evolt.org/index.cfm?menu=8&cid=206
> : http://evolt.org/index.cfm?menu=8&cid=206
> :~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> these should not redirect, but instead prompt the user to update their
> bookmarks.
> can someone do some research on a meta tag or something to put on the page
> to indicate the new url the document has moved to for search engines so
> we're not redirecting?

meta tag doesn't do it. capture a header of one of those URL's. I stuck
a 301 in there with a location: field pointing to the new, correct URL.
Thats the way it should be.

> currently it's using a title format of "301" which i'm guessing djc put in
> so he could log them.  since those requests initially have to come in via
> the old style url i don't see much point in that.  i agree that they should
> use the article title in the link, preferably without redirecting.

same as above

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