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

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Thu Jul 27 16:40:08 UTC 2017

On 2017-07-27 12:23:39 -0400 (-0400), Sean Dague wrote:
> 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).

We can look at including .htaccess files in the tree I guess? Or
some metadata the publish job uses to build them maybe?
Jeremy Stanley
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