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From: Raoul Gough (RaoulGough_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-16 13:05:32

Jeff Squyres <jsquyres_at_[hidden]> writes:

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[from Raoul Gough earlier]
>> It might have been (or still be) a good idea to invalidate completely
>> the old style URLS to avoid confusion.
> In consultation with David, we decided not to do this in order to not
> break all the external (non-search-engine/self-healing) links.
>> Better still would have been to support both the old and new numberings
>> in parallel, since you can't know what references exist for the old
>> URLs.
> So I thought that we had restored the old numbering, and I thought that
> Larry (the OSL sysadmin) had checked that. Is there something other than
> Google (which will eventually fix itself) that is pointing to an incorrect
> address?

Maybe I've misunderstood the whole thing - I thought the erroneous
links that Google had been using were in use for a long time, in which
case they could have worked their way into any number of usenet
messages, personal web pages, etc. I assume that isn't actually the
case - apologies for the confusion!

Raoul Gough.
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