[Owasp-leaders] Neater URLs

psiinon psiinon at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 09:59:36 UTC 2012


I think long URLs can be a bit of a pain to be honest, even I'd have
thought most people use search engines.
For example https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Zed_Attack_Proxy_Projectwont
fit on your average business card!
Which is why I set up a redirect from https://www.owasp.org/index.php/ZAP :)
https://www.owasp.org/ZAP would be even better of course, as long as such a
change doesnt break all the existing URLs!

Cheers,

Simon


On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 10:44 AM, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> wrote:

> actually IMHO, our currently slightly longer URLs don't really hurt.
> But if we get an easy improvement, that we can also _maintain_ easily
> going forward, it might be nice to have.
>
> Tobias
>
>
>
> On 06/07/12 09:41, Dirk Wetter wrote:
>
>> On 07/06/2012 02:21 AM, Abbas Naderi Afooshteh wrote:
>>
>>> Hello leaders,
>>> I dunno if there has been a discussion about this or not,
>>> but what do you think of neatifying OWASP URLs?
>>> I mean
>>> https://www.owasp.org/index.**php/PHP_Security_Cheat_Sheet<https://www.owasp.org/index.php/PHP_Security_Cheat_Sheet>
>>> Is pretty ugly, it'd better be
>>>
>>> https://www.owasp.org/PHP_**Security_Cheat_Sheet<https://www.owasp.org/PHP_Security_Cheat_Sheet>
>>>
>>> I think it's just a matter of setting mod_rewrite in the virtual host,
>>> since I've had a couple MediaWikis here and there.
>>>
>> +1^11 ;-)
>>
>>
>> Probably that is the default install of MediaWiki (see
>> $wgArticlePath  in LocalSettings.php)
>>
>>
>> A .htaccess or like Abbas said virtual host conf should fix it (see
>> https://www.mediawiki.org/**wiki/Manual_talk:Short_URL<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual_talk:Short_URL>):
>>
>> Options FollowSymLinks
>> RewriteEngine On
>> RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
>> RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
>> RewriteRule ^(.+)$ /index.php/$1 [L,QSA]
>>
>> Virtual host conf should be better as you can specify rewrite logging
>> there
>> (see Apache docs).
>>
>>
>>
>> Also, there's a trailing slash uglyness, i.e. those are different:
>>
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.**php/Germany<https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Germany> --> 200
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.**php/Germany/<https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Germany/>--> 404
>>
>> (see media wiki documentation link above).
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Dirk
>>
>
>
>


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