http://developer.ubuntu.com/webapps/ is a dead link

Bug #1218643 reported by Vadim Peretokin
10
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Developer Portal
Medium
Daniel Holbach

Bug Description

http://developer.ubuntu.com/webapps/, what you see very high on Google when you search for "ubuntu web apps", is a broken link.

Ayrton Araújo (ayrton)
Changed in ubuntudeveloperportal:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
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Kyle Nitzsche (knitzsche) wrote :

This bug raises a question in my mind:

Given that the developer portal changes its structure, including page deletes, renames, and moves, is it a reasonable requirement that for every such page rename, delete, move, we create and maintain in perpetuity a redirect so that web searches that return out of date URLs land somewhere useful?

An alternative would be a default landing page for missing URLs that provides a message saying something like: "Sorry, this page does not exist. Please navigate from the site banner along the top to find current content."

With this one decision, we can reduce the amount of maintenance required and the number of redirects we need to maintain as the site continues its evolution.

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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Is the particular page (/webapps/) still a concern? I can't see it in the Google ranking still.

That links generally shouldn't break, I can agree with, but I don't think a bug report is the best way to have this discussion right now.

Changed in developer-ubuntu-com:
assignee: nobody → Daniel Holbach (dholbach)
status: Confirmed → Triaged
tags: added: redirect
Changed in developer-ubuntu-com:
milestone: none → after-live-fixes
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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