Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404

From: Michael Paesold
Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404
Date: ,
Msg-id: 473AAEA1.9080300@gmx.at
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In response to: Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Greg Sabino Mullane")
Responses: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Magnus Hagander)
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Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Greg Sabino Mullane", )
 Re: Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Marc G. Fournier", )
  Re: Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Greg Sabino Mullane", )
   Re: Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Marc G. Fournier", )
  Redirects for gborg are in place  ("Greg Sabino Mullane", )
   Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Redirects for gborg are in place  (Dave Page, )
   Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Redirects for gborg are in place  (Michael Paesold, )
    Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Redirects for gborg are in place  (Andrew Sullivan, )
   Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Redirects for gborg are in place  (Robert Treat, )
    Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Redirects for gborg are in place  ("Greg Sabino Mullane", )
 Re: Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Magnus Hagander", )
  Re: Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Greg Sabino Mullane", )
   Re: Gborg: announcement by 404  (Magnus Hagander, )
 Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Shane Ambler, )
  Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Andrew Sullivan, )
   Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Marc G. Fournier", )
    Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Andrew Sullivan, )
     Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Bruce Momjian, )
    Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Robert Treat, )
 Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Michael Paesold, )
  Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Magnus Hagander, )
 Re: Gborg: announcement by 404  (Gregory Stark, )
 Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
  Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Robert Treat, )
   Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
    Please take Gborg thread off of -advocacy  (Josh Berkus, )

Gregory Stark wrote:
> "Greg Sabino Mullane" <> writes:
...
>> http://gborg.postgresql.org/project/slony1
>>
>> ...which now gives a very unfriendly 404 message from pgfoundry. Granted,
>> the first Google hit is the authoritative one, but this is probably
>> just the tip of the dead link iceberg. Google on 'pljava', 'dbdpg',
>> or 'pgsphere' for some even scarier examples.
>
> I think the problem here is that if there's an error Google will notice that
> and stop returning search results. If there's a page saying "I'm not a page"
> then Google will assume that's what's supposed to be there.

That's what redirection using "301 Moved Permanently" is for. It will tell
Google that the new page permanently replaced the old one. Concerning
Google, this is a better solution than either a 404 or a human-readable
page about the move.

Best Regards
Michael Paesold



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