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From Giacomo Pati <>
Subject Re: Redirect/Rewrite Module
Date Thu, 15 Aug 2002 20:19:56 GMT
On Fri, 9 Aug 2002, Michael Wechner wrote:

> Hi
> I have a situation where I would like to do a lot of
> URI-redirects/rewrites. I know I can do this via the sitemap,
> but other people would be doing this. So for the reason of "Separation
> of Concern" I would like to separate this from the actual sitemap.
> My question is what are the possibilties to do something like that?
> -One way would probably be to have a separate sitemap dedicated to
> redirects, which is mounted by the actual sitemap.
> -Or to have the redirects in a separate file, which is "pulled in" by
> the actual sitemap as an external entity
> -Or to have an action/component, where every request is sent through and
> is acting
> as an redirect/rewrite module (and maybe calling Cocoon again!!)
> Any thoughts on this?

What about redesigning your URI space?

You know, I'm not a friend of redirects as they where made to keep old
URIs still working if you had to restructure your site. It seems to me
that people think redirection is a tool/pattern for web development.


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