Any chance of a redirect?

This topic was created by Slarti Bartfast .

  1. Slarti Bartfast

    Any chance of a redirect?

    Not really a bug report just a request for the people with bad memories like myself. Can you redirect

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/week

    to

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/Week

    As someone who hosts websites mainly on Windows, I can't get my head around case-sensitive URLs.

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: Any chance of a redirect?

      "I can't get my head around case-sensitive URLs."

      Funny you should mention that .... I can't get my head around a case-insensitive operating system. I mean, not only did some "genius" decide that 1100001 is functionally the same as 1000001 (and etc.), they actually went out of their way to code a computer to work that way ... and THEN managed to convince a bunch of other people that this brain-dead idea was a good one!

      The mind absolutely boggles.

    2. Marco Fontani

      Re: Any chance of a redirect?

      I strongly recommend using a bookmark instead of typing URLs manually, and/or inding ways to remove the bad URL from your browser's search box if it comes up: doing both should help making https://www.theregister.co.uk/Week/ rise up to the top of the items shown when you start inputting "www.thereg" in the location bar, assuming you've "hit" /Week/ enough times.

      I'll be able to have a look at this in a couple days, but I don't think there should be any problems with us adding an additional 404 redirect for /week and /week/ to /Week/. Look back in a couple days!

    3. Marco Fontani

      Re: Any chance of a redirect?

      Redirect's been added now.

      1. Slarti Bartfast

        Re: Any chance of a redirect?

        Much appreciated. I seem to end up using multiple browsers on multiple devices (VMs, work phone, personal phone, work desktop, home desktop, laptop, tablet) these days, so bookmarking can be a pain. I'm far too tin-foil hat to use an online bookmarking service. Thanks a lot for the redirect.

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