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Re: [webmaster] Extra slash in links on archives.postgresql.org

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PostgreSQL WWW <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [webmaster] Extra slash in links on archives.postgresql.org
Date: 2009-05-10 20:26:39
Message-ID: 937d27e10905101326h5c1ba19fgc7245163bbc5bc9b@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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Thanks Alvaro.

On Sunday, May 10, 2009, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
> Dave Page wrote:
>> Can someone look at this please?
>
> I'll have a look at it.  I had noticed it but I didn't think it had any
> importance.
>
>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Noah Misch
>> Date: Sat, May 9, 2009 at 7:43 PM
>> Subject: [webmaster] Extra slash in links on archives.postgresql.org
>> To: webmaster(at)postgresql(dot)org
>>
>>
>> The links on the per-message pages at archives.postgresql.org have an extra
>> slash.  Consider `/pgsql-hackers/2009-05/msg00425.php'.  The link to this page
>> from `/pgsql-hackers/2009-05/threads.php' is:
>>
>> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2009-05/msg00425.php
>>
>> But the link from `/pgsql-hackers/2009-05/msg00422.php' (previous message in the
>> thread) is:
>>
>> http://archives.postgresql.org//pgsql-hackers/2009-05/msg00425.php
>> ----------------------------->_<-- extra slash
>>
>> This interferes with Firefox showing links as visited; it treats these as
>> distinct locations.  I tend to grab the head of a thread from the threads index,
>> then walk down the thread by "Next by thread" links.  I used to use link
>> coloring to identify messages added to a thread since I last read it.  When this
>> extra slash appeared (in the last 1-3 months), this strategy no longer worked:
>> Firefox regarded links in the thread index as unrelated to the links in the
>> individual message pages.
>>
>> Please consider changing the tool that generates these pages to render the links
>> consistently across the index and message pages.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> nm
>>
>> (I should probably use the news server instead.)
>
>
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>

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