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Discussion Forum - Web-site development - Redirection To Local Group Sites


Author: Mike Buckley
Posted: Sun 27th Mar 2005, 13:49
Joined: 1989
Local Group: Heart of England
The plan was to give groups their own section within the national site removing the need to redirect to another address. The group's named person(s) could then access the site to update. But if a group wanted to have a redirection facility they still could do so. Is this still the case?
Author: Chris Chorley
Posted: Sat 26th Mar 2005, 18:57
Joined: 1982
Local Group: Norfolk & Suffolk
I was sure that I checked that when the site first came live, but you are right, it doesn't work. ***It is a major problem***, and ***should be rectified***. We (Norfolk and Suffolk) use the redirection as our published url (www.ldwa.org.uk/norfolkandsuffolk) for the very reason that I've changed ISP three times. This means that none of our advertised events have valid urls (including those in Strider and (comically) advertised in future events on this website). What's odd is that I thought this worked a few weeks' ago ?
Posted: Sat 26th Mar 2005, 13:27
Joined: 1994
The old version of the site had a redirect facility so if for example www.ldwa.org.uk/Dorset or www.ldwa.org.uk/wessex was typed in a browser address field the user was automatically redirected to the real location of the local group's web site. The advantage of this was that if the local group site had to move (e.g. becaus the local group webmaster was using his/her ISP's free web space and changed ISP) posters links etc. with the redirection address still worked.

This facility does not work currently (26/3/05) and I suspect it has not since this site was redone.

I think the facility should be revived.

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