[openstack-dev] [all] 404s on docs website after the great reorg

Sean Dague sean at dague.net
Thu Jul 27 16:23:39 UTC 2017

In the #openstack-nova channel this morning we were debugging some cells
v2 things, and ran into the fact that the online docs for this -
https://docs.openstack.org/nova/latest/cells.html go to a 404. That's a
previously well known link, people have it in their browser history,
bookmarks, wiki pages, other websites.

My understanding of big moves like this is that redirects are important.
Things going blackhole like that not only is an inconvenience to users,
but impacts our search engine rankings, and takes a while for them to
all sift out. I know in sites I run I'm still regularly getting in
bounds to paths on the site that haven't been there for 8 years.

It would be really good if we had a way (manual or automated) to have
301 redirects, that are fixable by the teams that now own the
documentation (the project teams).


Sean Dague

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