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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: [WWW][Policy] Participate! - Rewriting
Date Sun, 27 Nov 2011 20:00:41 GMT
Redirects are easy once the live-site is our site and it can be figured out how to add HTML
<head> meta tags that the Apache CMS allows.  Also, there is always the good old .htaccess
scripting of a redirect (again, working around the CMS I suppose).

It should be done on at least on ooo-site even if it has no effect until cut-over.

There is no reason to break a link on speculation when it is easy to avoid breaking it, or
having the break be temporary until cut-over.  (I'd bet the page has been search-indexed and
the "your download is starting, thank you for downloading" pages link to donation/contribution

Finally, it is my understanding that cut-over of the static site is now at our option and
the AOOo has reasonable discretion with regard to timing.  It seems that cut-over can be done
as soon as ooo-site is ready enough to be the new live site.  And the subdomains don't all
have to cut over together and everything will still work.  A progressive, rolling cut-over
might even be in the cards.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Weir [] 
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 10:11
Subject: Re: [WWW][Policy] Participate! - Rewriting

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 6:16 PM, Kay Schenk <> wrote:
>[ ... ]

> How about if we don't hear any major objections by say, Dec. 1, I'll go
> ahead and make this change (redirect contributing/index.html to this).
> Nothing is in concrete, we can always go back or do something else.

I don't know if we need to do an actual HTTP-level redirect.    I
don't think there are many external links to the OOo contributing
page.  It would be sufficient if we just change the link to point to
the project contributing page.

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> MzK
> "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged
>  by the way its animals are treated."
>                              -- Mohandas Gandhi

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