broken "supported printers" link(s (?)) on hplipopensource.com

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The page http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/downloads.html links to http://hplipopensource.com/supported_devices/index.html instead of http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/supported_devices/index.html. There is no redirect script, but either have one for that page, or search for all instances of the broken URL across the domain and replace them with the correct URL. The redirect script would be ideal because some people may have already bookmarked that page and would simply be redirected to the new one, but both are adequate solutions.
Thank you for your time.

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Aaron Albright (albrigha-deactivatedaccount) said :
#1

This will be fixed for the next release.

Thanks for your support of HPLIP--we appreciate it.

Aaron

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thehand (mutagenesis) said :
#2

You don't "release" web pages, silly. The word "release" was undoubtedly coined to gather attention so that all the hard work programmers had done would receive proper recognition.
You don't even have to make a script: here, replace the contents of http://hplipopensource.com/supported_devices/index.html with the HTML below.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html>
 xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
 lang="en"
 xml:lang="en"
 dir="ltr"
<head>Sorry! This page has a new home...</head>

<html>
<body>
Sorry!<br>
This web page has moved <a class="reference external" href="http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/supported_devices/index.html" />here</a>.<br>
Please follow the link, and then update your bookmarks accordingly. Happy printing!
</body>
</html>

Quick and dirty, but it is at least mildly frustrating to not be able to find a support page (it was for me, enough to make a ticket out of it).

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thehand (mutagenesis) said :
#3

Wow, am I ever embarrassed! I did not even really look at the HTML! here (tested):

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html
       xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
       lang="en"
       xml:lang="en"
       dir="ltr">
<head><title>Sorry! This page you are looking for has a new home...</title></head>
<body>
Sorry!<br />
This web page has moved <a class="reference external" href="http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/supported_devices/index.html">here</a>.<br />
Please follow the link, and then update your bookmarks accordingly. Happy printing!
</body>
</html>

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Aaron Albright (albrigha-deactivatedaccount) said :
#4

I have fixed it..but we usually only push the website again when we release the HPLIP package. We do this because the website and package version are linked and the printer supported pages are then updated with the most up to date regarding different support.

I've been distracted with other projects however if I get a free minutes I may fix the link on the live page. It is fixed in the tip of our code, however.

Thanks for your support of HPLIP--we appreciate it.

Aaron

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Best dwelch91 (dwelch91) said :
#5

Our website is dynamically created with scripts at the software release time
so that it is sync'd with the software and contains all the most up-to-date
information. We "release" the website in the same manner as the software and
on the same schedule. We don't generally hand edit the production website
for the same reason we don't hand edit released copies of the software - it
would be too error prone and difficult to keep all the changes accounted
for. We will generally only hand edit the production webiste if there is a
major problem with it that cannot wait until the next release cycle.

Thanks for the patch and your interest in HPLIP.

On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 6:57 PM, thehand <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Question #77160 on HPLIP changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/hplip/+question/77160
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> thehand is still having a problem:
> You don't "release" web pages, silly. The word "release" was undoubtedly
> coined to gather attention so that all the hard work programmers had done
> would receive proper recognition.
> You don't even have to make a script: here, replace the contents of
> http://hplipopensource.com/supported_devices/index.html with the HTML
> below.
>
>
>
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
> <html>
> xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
> lang="en"
> xml:lang="en"
> dir="ltr"
> <head>Sorry! This page has a new home...</head>
>
>
> <html>
> <body>
> Sorry!<br>
> This web page has moved <a class="reference external" href="
> http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/supported_devices/index.html"
> />here</a>.<br>
> Please follow the link, and then update your bookmarks accordingly. Happy
> printing!
> </body>
> </html>
>
>
>
> Quick and dirty, but it is at least mildly frustrating to not be able to
> find a support page (it was for me, enough to make a ticket out of it).
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are a member of HP
> Linux Imaging and Printing, which is an answer contact for HPLIP.
>

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thehand (mutagenesis) said :
#6

Thanks dwelch91, that solved my question.