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From Jeff Levitt <de...@mylevita.com>
Subject [doc] Legacy content on the doc server at Apache
Date Fri, 01 Jul 2005 00:27:00 GMT
This is a minor issue, and I wasnt sure whether it was
something that needed a JIRA issue.  I've noticed that
some of the html output files for the docs that have
been removed from the manuals for whatever reason are
still on the server.  It might be nice to clear out
those directories every now and then to make sure
these files aren't hanging around too long.

More lengthy detail:
I'm guessing this is because the process that creates
our nightly builds simply copies over the new html
files each night without removing what's in the
directory currently.  So if file X is deleted from the
manual, it still appears, although the content cannot
be found from the table of contents and is not linked
to from any other page (it is an island).  

This wouldn't be a problem except for the fact that we
have JIRA issues where people have asked for certain
pages to be removed and provided links to them.  Well,
if one goes back to those JIRA issues and checks to
see if the page has been removed, they are going to
get a working link and not realize that the file is
not in the manual anymore.  Also, I'm not sure if web
search crawlers access our documentation, but I
imagine that if they do, or if we want them to in the
future, these pages would show up in searches and
provide potentially mistaken info.

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