July 22, 2013 in Feedback
I really really hope that when you make a new converter there can be some sort ofLONG process that will look at every thread for patterns in the body of the postand convert the URL from the old style (old forum) to the new forum urlIt doesn't make sense to have to have support and maintain legacy code after conversionthat means having a JOIN table between OLD forum IDs and IPB IDs or also have to havethe old php scripts in and config file to redirect the OLD to the new.I would love to see this be done now on existing site as I can never seem to rid myselfof the old form stuff and then there is that extra baggage of the join table.When a smart converter would have just did a GREP on the thread and replace the old URL to the NewURLno need for any translation / join / redirect.
We don't do any joins on the link table for redirects, as far as I'm aware. We simply use a select query with the foreign ID in the redirect scripts and then pass the user along to the new URL based on the new IP.Board ID.
Additionally, the Redirect scripts are still necessary, even if we do try to update the post content (which... really isn't even feasible in any reliable way for all sites) to change the URL's in the event there is an external site that references the old URL. So the redirects are still very much necessary, even under that circumstance.
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