Create common entry point for all HCMC sites

24/11/06

Permalink 11:47:52 am, by Greg, 382 words, 433 views   English (CA)
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Create common entry point for all HCMC sites

The current setup for accessing HCMC sites is rather ad hoc. Martin, Stewart and I discussed a strategy for tidying things up on the front end by using a number of methods to make everything accessible from a single entry point, namely http://hcmc.uvic.ca/
This is the beginning of a map for this - please edit or comment if you have something to add.

The URL http://hcmc.uvic.ca/ will point to web.uvic.ca/hcmc for its content. The existing website will continue to be available via http://web.uvic.ca/hcmc/.

mod_rewrite, virtual hosts etc. will be used to provide access to projects and sub-sites via a hopefully obvious scheme. The URLs we have so far are:
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/blogs
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/katakana
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/graves
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/mariage
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/software/transformer
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/software/imt
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/software/scraps
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/software/imap
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/vihistory
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/scancan
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/moses
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/francotoile
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/timetable
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/ise
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/london
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/lansdowne
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/moses
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/emls
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/devonshire
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/ach

edit: An adjustment to the above
Some URL "duplication" should be built in via Apache. For example, having logical "containers" for software and so forth works well, and having containers for projects, journals, collections etc. might make sense, so if we get an Apache directive that "listens" for requests on several levels and then rewrites the URL to point at the "real" location we're better served than if we manually set all possible URLs.
* pardon the excessive use of "quotes".

These URLs will draw content (notionally at least) from various sources. For example, the katakana site will remain available at http://tapor.uvic.ca/cocoon/katakana, but will also be available at the new URL.
When this post is finalized amongst us it will constitute a task.

**note: for this to work we have to come to a conclusion about where the hcmc site is going to live - web.uvic.ca or on a tapor box.

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