I spent a good chunk of time today cleaning
up 300-400 broken links on the WTP website. I wanted to post here a couple
of the reasons I found for the broken links in the hope that we won't put
the site in this state again.
1. Ensure the root variable (<meta
is set correctly in your XML files. Having the root variable set incorrectly
leads to incorrect references to Eclipse images and stylesheets.
2. Do not move files around. Unlike
your local drive, once files are placed on the website those files should
remain in the same location. If you do need to move a file you should place
a redirect where the file is currently located that points to the new location.
If you're not sure how to do this I'm happy to help.
You should also check the links in your
documents before you post them. Many documents had invalid image and resource
links. This can be very irritating for site visitors.
And, try to avoid using MS office to
create Web content. On top of creating very large HTML documents, office
creates several links in your documents which show up as invalid.
WTP's website is our primary means of
getting information to our community including WTP downloads, plans, and
documentation. We need to ensure the links on the WTP site work to facilitate
the flow of WTP information.