[plt-dev] Moving archive URLs

From: Sam TH (samth at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Apr 7 01:58:07 EDT 2009

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 1:46 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> On Apr  5, David Van Horn wrote:
>> I just noticed that the plt-scheme list archive URLs have shifted!
>> You can see the difference by looking at what is in the Google cache
>> vs. what is at the actual link for the second item here:
>> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=embedded+images+image-snip%25+dvanhorn
>> Is there anyway to undo this?  If not, is there anyway to ensure the
>> URLs don't shift in the future?
>> I link to the archive frequently and now all those links are broken.
> This turned out to be due to a reindexing that was needed to remove
> some messages -- and according to the brown sysadmins, mailman doesn't
> try to make old urls persist.

That's extremely unfortunate.  We have many, many links to those URLs,
including in mail messages themselves.  Our entire history has become
less useful.  Is there any way to persuade the Brown admins to undo
this change?
sam th
samth at ccs.neu.edu

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