Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#4943 closed defect (wontfix)

Old style permalinks should not be converted to hash-style on opening of page

Reported by: aseerel4c26 Owned by: rails-dev@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: website Version:
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Old style permalinks should not be converted to hash-style on opening of page. That makes removing bookmarks hard because the bookmarked URL is not anymore in the URL bar you cannot de-"star" (remove bookmark) the page.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Tom Hughes

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

If we accept this argument then no web site would ever be able to redirect an old URL to a new one.

Of course if browsers did what they are supposed to and updated bookmarks when they received a permanent redirect then this wouldn't be a problem anyway, but of course they have never done that...

Unfortunately I really don't think there is much we can do here - we want to redirect to the new style in order to encourage people to move from the old style to the new one.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by aseerel4c26

Really needed redirect to a new URL is the old still works? A browser should update a bookmark? Hmm, no, not really - I set a bookmark to a specific page, why should the target website have the right to change *my* bookmark?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Tom Hughes

Well that is what the HTTP spec has always said - it's the whole point of the difference between a temporary redirect and a permanent one. The idea being a permanent one means the page has moved permanently so links to it need to be updated.

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