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Hi Marc, *,

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 5:31 PM, Marc Paré <> wrote:
Le 2013-02-12 16:18, a écrit :

URL<>  redirects to

It would be cleaner to have the canonical URL be

If I change the webpage name to "developers" and 4 pages are dependent of
this particular webpage, will SilverStripe update the links automatically
from "developers-2" to "developers"?

It will adjust the link when those links were added using
silverstripe's "link on this site" feature, but not when someone
entered "" manually.

And of course, there is always the question of some other rogue pages
referencing to "developers-2". We (I) have been caught before with renaming
a page and then hearing people complaints of broken links.

I think Christian had a fix for this if we ever had to change names or

Well, for links on the site itself, you can create a redirector page
within silverstripe that redirects to the new URL.

What you could also do is to modify the 404 error page and add links
to "recently moved pages" in there. Not quite as user-friendly maybe,
but creates less almost-dead page-entries in the backend. But

What I have been advocating for is not to use direct links from within
LibreOffice/anything that is printed and where the links need to stay
valid for a longer period of time.
For that case, one should use URLs.


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