[tei-council] Virtual language-based TEI Guidelines hosts are live but incomplete

David Sewell dsewell at virginia.edu
Sat Mar 20 20:03:29 EDT 2010

Shayne has created virtual hosts by language:


He overlooked one for Japanese so I've asked for that.

Please consider and provide feedback on two problems with this system:

1. each of the above URLs currently goes to the top level of the 
language documentation release, i.e. one directory above /html. Should 

a) make 'html' explicit in all links to the HTML version of the 
Guidelines, i.e. for English link to 
http://en.guidelines.tei-c.org/html/, or

b) add a rewrite rule so http://en.guidelines.tei-c.org/ ==> 
http://en.guidelines.tei-c.org/html/ ?

(one disadvantage of 'b' is that Web crawlers going to the domain might 
miss any non-HTML content. Or is that a good thing?)

2) If you're at http://en.guidelines.tei-c.org/html/ and click on any 
other language version, the link is broken (because it's generated as a 
relative link). Likewise, the alternate language links in the Reference 
pages. Are we willing to convert all language-specific links to use the 
domain aliases?

Obviously, those problems need solving and other testing should be done 
before we can advertise the existence of these virtual hosts. Unless we 
want to use those hosts only as a way to get Google to index by 


David Sewell, Editorial and Technical Manager
ROTUNDA, The University of Virginia Press
PO Box 801079, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4318 USA
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