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Had some time to work on my digital notes today.

Objectives in increasing levels of nicheness: - have permanent ids for urls - enable pretty permanent urls - enable automatic 301 redirects on pretty permanent urls

This is now shipped and you can see the results on this page.

The url for this page is https://notes.kevinslin.com/pages/journal-public-f4d5p74j0tgemp4tmdx114c - Only the last - delimited component gets parsed to determine the note to fetch (f4d5p74j0tgemp4tmdx114c in this case) - The url itself is a slug made by joining the {topic}-{filename}-{id}

If I end up renaming the file (eg. s/public/somethingelse/g), the url woudl change to https://notes.kevinslin.com/pages/journal-somethingelse-f4d5p74j0tgemp4tmdx114c. The link will still work as the id portion is constant. The same would happen if I change the topic.

The most interesting part is the treatment of redirects. Any url that doesn't match a valid existing {topic}-{filename}-{id} path gets a 301 redirect to a valid note url based on the id. The 301 is important as it tells google to transfer any page rank from the previous note into the newly redirected path.


Created 2023-05-18T19:00:27.516000, updated 2023-05-20T17:02:52.909000 · History · Edit