[Owasp-leaders] Unlinked Pages

Rogan Dawes lists at dawes.za.net
Wed Apr 29 06:51:46 EDT 2009


On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 05:37:09PM -0400, Jeff Williams wrote:
> MediaWiki is pretty good about leaving behind a #FORWARD when you move a
> page.  But we need to make sure that this happens on deletion too.  In my
> opinion, no OWASP URLs should ever go away.  I think it will be difficult to
> manage a list of externally linked pages, although the idea of marking
> certain pages that we know are linked is a good idea.
> 
> --Jeff

One approach may be to review the server logs, and look at the referer
header to identify pages linked from off-site. Do that periodically, and
we'll have a pretty good idea of which pages can be moved/deleted without
needing a forward, and which should have redirects added manually.

Rogan




> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owasp-leaders-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:owasp-leaders-
> > bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Jason Li
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 4:48 PM
> > To: owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org
> > Subject: [Owasp-leaders] Unlinked Pages
> > 
> > Leaders,
> > 
> > A month or two back, someone on the list brought up the fact that
> > there are links to OWASP resources in documents published by other
> > organizations. (Apologies to the individual that brought it up but I
> > can't remember who and I can't find the email).
> > 
> > If we start deleting pages or don't do a good job of maintaining the
> > content on the page, then we're wasting the free publicity that we get
> > when another organization references OWASP. Or even worse, we harming
> > our own reputation as the GoTo resource for Web Application Security.
> > 
> > Case in point, I was going through the Application Security and
> > Development Security Technical Implementation Guide put out by the US
> > Defense Information Systems Agency. It's basically their guide for
> > creating secure applications.
> > 
> > There are multiple links to OWASP pages in the document - which
> > potentially means lots and lots of clicks from organizations that have
> > to comply with this guide. One of the pages referenced in this
> > document is currently "Marked for Deletion".  That's not a good place
> > to be for a page that's referenced outside of OWASP like this.
> > 
> > For all the pages referenced in this particular documented, I've added
> > a category tag "Externally Linked Page"
> > (https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:Externally_Linked_Page)
> > 
> > I think it would be a good idea for us to go through and label any
> > other pages so we can keep better track of OWASP's image.
> > 
> > Thoughts?
> > --
> > -Jason Li-
> > -jason.li at owasp.org-
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