Redirects

It is a common thing for a webmaster to reorganise a website. The catch is the links into that website then stop working. Ideally the webmaster should set up permanent redirects from the old URL (Uniform Resource Locator) to the new to inform everyone of where their old pages went and to keep the old links working. However, companies such as Oracle do not do this. They prefer to force the hundreds of websites that link into them to individually research the links with Google to find the new ones or delete them. Obviously the total amount of work is thousands of times greater, but they don’t care. It is not them doing the work, it is the companies who send them business. Mindless next-quarter capitalism demands this sort of idiotic behaviour.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)