[Imc-wales] [Imc-uk-process] Can translation be enabled and other stuff
vg at genny.force9.co.uk
Thu Feb 8 12:38:15 PST 2007
Sorry - was I on the wrong list?
I'm sending this back to uk-tech and to imc-wales lists.
Please can people on the Wales list have a look and check whether this reflects what we decided on
Saturday and bearing in mind Mish's thoughts which are pasted below this message. We've got to get
it right first time! I know there have been a lot of messages today, but it's important that we
sort this one out. Ta.
OK, what I was thinking was that when, for example, I type the address:
I get redirected to:
so I thought maybe we would need the same for wales and cymru: that's these two addresses:
http://cymru.indymedia.org.uk/ - redirect to our welsh front page
http://wales.indymedia.org.uk/ - redirect to our english front page
But I can see that the standard format is http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/specific region, so
I guess we would maybe also want:
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/cymru *(see note below)
to redirect to:
(cy indicating cymraeg) so this one would be the proper address of our Welsh language front page
to redirect to
(en indicating english like the rest of the uk pages) so this one would be the proper address of our
English language front page.
* (note) Just to complicate things further, you'll see that it would also be possible to have
/cy/regions/cymru redirecting to the welsh language front page. However, it seems to me to be much
more likely that someone looking for the site would assume it has the same format as other uk
regional sites (/en/regions/cymru). In practice, I expect almost everyone comes to regional pages
via the uk front page or some other link...
I realise that all these http addresses are also https for secure connections... I presume that bit
is automatic. Hope so - I'm losing track of all these addresses :o)
Mish - I'm sorry but I have no idea what an .htaccess file is, except that on the only website I've
ever had admin access to, the files are saved in a folder called htdocs.
No more messages today - I promise!
> Moved this to imc-uk-tech
>> I think maybe you misunderstood my question about the urls - what we wanted to know was whether we
>> could have the other two urls which would just redirect to the main one, not one for English and one
>> for Welsh, but addresses which people might try to reach us on directly (rather than via a link from
>> elsewhere) - they may try wales or cymru but wouldn't necessarily think of trying cymru-wales.
> So you mean you want these addresses to work?
> Should be easy to have both these set up :) But they will have to
> redirect to something like
> The word at the end will have to be chosen once and then you'll have to
> live with it. So you do have to make a choice about that.
> Though I guess we can set up
> http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/cymru/ (and similar) to redirect
> as well through a .htaccess file. Hmmm.
> Hope that helps.
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