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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: [WWW][Policy] Participate! - Rewriting
Date Sun, 27 Nov 2011 21:22:17 GMT

On Nov 27, 2011, at 12:05 PM, Rob Weir wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 3:00 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton
> <> wrote:
>> 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
> Dennis, I have absolutely no objections to any redirect rules that you
> are volunteering to implement.  I, however, do not think they are
> worth while, so I will not be spending any time on them.

I discussed with Joe at Apachecon the go-live redirect strategy - we should be able to do
most everything using permanent redirect rules for virtual hosts in httpd.conf files.

E.g.* ->

I have started at OOOUSERS page -,+Virtual+Hosts+and+Redirects

There is a large amount of detail to add to this, but you can see the plans forming around
DNS, Hosts, Redirects and specific locations in the project's svn tree.

Best Regards,

> -Rob
>> 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
>> To:
>> 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.
>>> --
>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> 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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