[Haskell] page renaming on the Haskell Wiki

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Wed Feb 22 00:24:05 EST 2006

> On 2/21/06, Graham Klyne <GK at ninebynine.org> wrote:
> > In making such changes, please bear in mind "Cool URIs Don't Change":
> >
> >  http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI
> >
> > This isn't to say "don't", but where possible, provide some redirection from the
> > old name to the new name.
> >
> > To be effective, the web relies on stable links, so that references from
> > elsewhere don't fade away.  In the end, it is publishers own (presumed) goals in
> > publishing to the Web that are compromised if URIs become inaccessible.
> Although, while the wiki is still so new, it's unlikely that there are
> already links to it so there shouldn't be any harm in moving pages
> created before there was a clear naming policy established.
> Furthermore, I think that pages that were initially created by mistake
> or with misspellings (e.g., "Perforamnce") are fair game for deletion.

Though the renamings (which I agree with) did break some internal links.
I'd be hesitant to do large renamings again.

-- Don

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