[ckan-dev] dataset urls
toby.okfn at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 13:06:55 BST 2012
I'm sending this again.
I think I wasn't clear enough on the reason for this request. It is mainly
for the disqus plugin. Although the plugin uses a unique id for the disqus
comments eg dataset::3233-112312-32112 so comments can follow url changes.
However when the first comment for that id is first created disqus saves
the url of the page (this url is setable so we can give any url we want at
this time). The problem is that the url is used in the recent comments
part of disqus so that if url changes in ckan all links in the recent
comments for that dataset will no longer work. It may be possible to
change this somewhere in the discus dashboard but I haven't found it
a) we don't care use the current dataset url
b) use the /dataset/uuid url (ugly but solves the problem)
c) Sean's solution keep old urls (adds extra complexity)
d) Sean's solution don't let people change urls (nasty if spelling mistakes
in url etc)
e) provide permanent urls that do redirects to the actual url
What should we do?
On 19 April 2012 10:39, Sean Hammond <sean.hammond at okfn.org> wrote:
> > With both the disqus and social plugins we have an issue that when the
> > for a dataset is changed we loose/break all shares/comment info.
> > One option is to use the /dataset/uuid url which already works but this
> > ugly.
> > A second is to have some redirect url that we can use for this purpose so
> > that we have permanent urls
> > If we where to go for the second option then we could also do our own url
> > shortening at the same time something like ckan.org/s/rfY6f which would
> > also be useful for sharing via twitter etc
> > Personally I quite like the url shortening redirect
> > Thoughts?
> Initial feeling is that it's bad that people can change dataset URLs.
> Shouldn't they be permalinks? But I can understand that they might want
> to change it if they want to change the name of the dataset or make it
> look nicer or something. Maybe when they change a dataset's URL, that
> dataset should still remain visible at its old URL(s)?
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