[tei-council] Adding virtual hosts for www.tei-c.org (fwd)

Kevin Hawkins kevin.s.hawkins at ultraslavonic.info
Tue Mar 9 12:21:34 EST 2010

This sounds like a good way forward.  Thanks for doing this so quickly!

On 09/03/2010 17:11, David Sewell wrote:
> Council,
> We have requested the language-specific host aliases
> (en.guidelines.tei-c.org, etc.), and they should be accessible by
> tomorrow. However, Shayne points out that unless the hierarchy of the
> releases is changed, it won't work to make "en.guidelines.tei-c.org"
> resolve to the directory root of
>   http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/
> because the PDF Guidelines stored at ../Guidelines.pdf are then inaccessible.
> (See Shayne's note below.) Shayne proposes as an alternative that
> "en.guidelines.tei-c.org" point to the document root
>    http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/
> which means that the "home page" of the English guidelines as browsable
> HTML would be addressed as
>    http://en.guidelines.tei-c.org/html/index.html
> and we could optionally have a redirect rule so that
>    http://en.guidelines.tei-c.org
> would go to that page.
> I would suggest this: that we accept Shayne's suggestion, and experiment
> with the result starting tomorrow (assuming that the DNS aliases are
> active by then). Then we could tweak as needed before publicly
> announcing the existence of the new hosts.
> David
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2010 11:10:25 -0500
> From: Shayne Brandon<wsb4q at virginia.edu>
> To: David Sewell<dsewell at virginia.edu>
> Subject: Re: Adding virtual hosts for www.tei-c.org
> Hi David
> I see problems with the proposal already.
> The relase files aren't structured in a way that makes them work as a document
> root.
> For example, if I make the releasee/xxx/en/html/ a document root, the
> Guidlines.pdf file will be inaccessible because it is a relative link to
> "../../en/Fuidelines.pdf" Nothing outside the html directory will be accessible
> if html is the root.
> To fix, all the Guideline pdf files would need to be moved into the html
> directories in the master version of these files. I think Sebastian is the
> source of these files and they get updated every so often by downloading the
> revised version from his web server. That's where this change would have to take
> place.
> Then all the links to the Guidelines.pdf files would need to change from
> "../../xx/Guidlines.pdf" to "Guidlines.pdf"
> I advise against handling these problems with the apache configuration.
> I made the request before I noticed the problems.
> If the hostname was guidelines.tei-c.org and you used /en, /de, etc as the first
> part of the url that would eliminate this problem.
> A url like guidelines.tei-c.org/en could be redirected to
> guidelines.tei-c.org/en/html/index.html and the links to Guidelines.pdf would
> still work.
> Shayne
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