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

David Sewell dsewell at virginia.edu
Mon Apr 5 10:41:23 EDT 2010

On Mon, 5 Apr 2010, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

> >>> 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?
> That would be harsh on people who install the documentation locally.
> It might be easier to do it with Apache rewrites  on the server. so
> make http://de.guidelines.tei-c.org/it rewrite to http://it.guidelines.tei-c.org/html
> would that be easy enough, David?

Well, yes and no. It's straightforward, but it means having to maintain
N * (N - 1) rewrite rules in the apache config file, where N = number of
language versions (currently 8), and remembering to update them whenever
a language is added.

I can ask Shayne to do that if everyone agrees it is the way to go. But
can you think of any other relative links that might be broken under the
language-specific virtual servers? I haven't found any but I have not
done extensive testing of the links.


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