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From André Malo>
Subject Re: docs on APACHE_2_0_BRANCH
Date Thu, 05 Dec 2002 16:23:44 GMT
* Joshua Slive wrote:

> On Wed, 4 Dec 2002, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>> At 07:32 AM 12/4/2002, André Malo wrote:
>>>For the 2.0 ist probably too late, but should we consider to create a
>>>directory structure like
>>>? (<version> == major version aka 2.1, 2.2 etc)
>> Why not create the desired URI structure now, and redirect /docs/, /docs-2.0/,
>> etc.  However, as are 1.3 today... Perhaps we choose
>> a new nick for the docs (simply /manual/2.0/ etc?) and/or keep the revision
>> as the top-level identifier (e.g.
> I think that if I was starting again today, this is certainly what I would
> do.  But I'm not sure I see the point in switching now.  There are MANY
> inbound links to the various manual pages, and while the redirect would
> keep from them breaking, it will still cause extra round-trips as well as
> problems with search engines, etc.  I personally prefer to keep the URL
> stable.  (But I would not object if a concesus developed to the contrary.)

/manual/<version> makes sense, if the manual is the only version specific 
thing on

/<version>/manual/ other way 'round, of course...

I don't see, what else is version specific, but because we don't know about 
the future, I'm +1 for the last scheme:


for the 2.1, etc.

if we're at the point of 2.4 or so, we may start to setup redirects from 
/docs/ and /docs-2.0/ to the new scheme. At 3.2 or 3.4 we may remove the 
old structure completely (410?) and support only the new schemes. (which 
aren't actually *new* at this time... ;-)

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