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Subversion serving Wikis and other Web Pages

From: <andy.glew_at_amd.com>
Date: 2004-04-29 07:46:09 CEST

This may be off-topic, but maybe y'all can point me.
(Subwiki doesn't cut it.)

One of the clasic problems with Wikis and other
web pages is the "dangling URL": an URL that points
to a page that *was* valid, but is no longer.

A good VC system, such as Subversion, may be able
to help this:

URLs might look like


The svn-wrapper cgi would first try eliding the version,
accessing path/to/page.html within the repo. If found,
great; possibly it would redirect to the latest revision.

If the page has been moved in the repo, svn-wrapper would
follow it to where it has been moved to, possibly warning
the user:
    has been moved to http://server/cgi/svn-wrapper/new-rev259/newpath/to/page.html
    Do you want to go there,
    do you want the old revision
    or do you want the last revision at the original path

If the URL is specified as
it goes to that veersion; i.e. old-revNNN exactly specifies
the version.
was-rev150 in an URL allows the URL to be tracked.

So: anyone doing something like this?
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