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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: rel canonical
Date Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:41:30 GMT

On Jun 17, 2011, at 4:12 PM, Rich Bowen wrote:

> For posterity, a conversation from IRC:
> 
> [16:06]  <pquerna> http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2011/06/supporting-relcanonical-http-headers.html
> [16:06]  <pquerna> we should use that for the docs
> [16:07]  <DrBacchus> Use that how, exactly?
> [16:08]  <DrBacchus> What non-canonical URLs do we want to correct? The /current/
vs /2.2/ or whatnot?
> [16:08]  <pquerna> to help versioning
> [16:08]  <pquerna> yeah
> [16:08]  <pquerna> and maybe to deprecate 1.3 doc urls?
> [16:09]  <DrBacchus> That would be handy.
> [16:09]  <DrBacchus> This is a HTTP header, not something we'd put in the HTML,
though, right?
> [16:09]  <DrBacchus> Oh, we can do it in the <head> as well.
> [16:09]  <DrBacchus> <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.example.com/product.php?item=swedish-fish"/>
> [16:10]  <DrBacchus> Sweet
> 
> 
> Would be very cool if someone wanted to implement that into the docs build, and/or include
that into the 1.3 docs.

I've added link rel="canonical" to several of the pages in the 1.3 docs which are top results
for various searches on Google. I'll check back in a few weeks to see if it has made any difference
to those search results.

--
Rich Bowen
rbowen@rcbowen.com
rbowen@apache.org







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