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Postby mbria » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:21 am

Hi all,

Today I fellow passes me this url and asked about permalinks (in general, as well as based on this service):

My answer? In OJS a service like this won't be useful as far as every article owns a unique and permanent url... to reach the PDF, HTML o whatever version of the article you need... although it article changes in future.
But in confidence, I didn't feel sure about this answer and I don't know if I'm missing any benefit of playing with a service like the one I posted.

The only scenario I can imagine this service could be useful it's in a case you migrate from OJS to a different e-Magazine system... but it's a partial benefit, as far as you are moving your dependency from your OJS' url to an external (uncontrolled) service.

Am I missing something? Could OJS take advantage of a service like

I just hope I explained myself. :-)

Thanks for your help,


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Re: Permalinks?

Postby asmecher » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:07 am

Hi mbria,

I think permalinks are mostly useful for static pages, and one of our focuses with PKP software is permanence of information, meaning that we're not going to break backwards compatibility of URLs in some future release. Permalinks should work fine with OJS -- there's just not much reason to use them.

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