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Bug 94 - Sanitize download links; add directory view
Summary: Sanitize download links; add directory view
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Website (show other bugs)
Version: 0.6.0
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ville Skyttä
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-11-29 16:48 UTC by Ville Skyttä
Modified: 2002-11-30 22:43 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Ville Skyttä 2002-11-29 16:48:29 UTC
The current validator download link is b0rk3n, and it's for validator only (not
the sgml-lib tarball).  How's about this:

The download URI would point to <>,
which would be a Apache-generated directory view.  This would make the link less
likely to bitrot.
Comment 1 Terje Bless 2002-11-29 17:11:07 UTC
Apache directory listings aren't valid markup so I'm boycotting them. When we switch to 
Apache 2.0 we might provide a custom module for this, but for now lets stay with a 
normal page and links (besides, I don't like the deep hierarchy of /source/download/).

But having two tarballs, two+ RPMs, and two+ debs, etc. makes this a bit of a headache 
to maintain, I'll grant.
Comment 2 Ville Skyttä 2002-11-29 18:27:19 UTC
Hmm, I think if you don't get too fancy with the indexing, the indexes are valid
HTML 3.2, cf. <>.  That one doesn't have charset
set, but it, of course, can be added.

BTW, I don't like the deep hierarchy either.

But the situation where this actually becomes a problem are local installations.
 And now that I think about it, maybe the best way to solve this is to make
source/index.html *always* point to v.w.o/source/index.html so that it wouldn't
exist locally at all.  Problem solved, I guess.
Comment 3 Ville Skyttä 2002-11-30 06:02:08 UTC
Terje, I'm adding you to Cc: of this one, I think 'zilla didn't send you mail
about my comment yesterday.  WDYT?
Comment 4 Terje Bless 2002-11-30 12:24:36 UTC
Oh, you were worried about local installations? No, I think it's wholly appropriate that the 
download links point to Installing a tarball in the local htdocs/ would be rather 
Comment 5 Ville Skyttä 2002-11-30 14:38:04 UTC
I think it would be better (easier to maintain) to change not only the download
links, but all links to source/ to point to v.w.o/source/.  And exclude the
htdocs/source dir entirely from local installations.

This would mean hardcoding v.w.o/source/ into about.html, header.html,
whatsnew.html and check.  Ok?
Comment 6 Terje Bless 2002-11-30 14:44:55 UTC
Go for it... :-)
Comment 7 Ville Skyttä 2002-11-30 17:43:43 UTC