[Owasp-leaders] Neater URLs

psiinon psiinon at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 10:17:11 UTC 2012


Guess what - theres a special page which shows all the redirects:
https://www.owasp.org/index.php?title=Special:ListRedirects
Theres a lot of them...

On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 11:12 AM, Antonio Fontes <antonio.fontes at owasp.org>wrote:

>
> Well, technically, they hurt sometimes, a little bit :) Especially when
> copy-pasting URLs in reference slides for presentations, some of them
> tend to be long enough to occupy 2 lines, which is not great.
>
> I usually try finding an alias by guessing some urls. like Top 10 ->
> /Top10 and ASVS /ASVS, etc. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't (by
> the way, I don't know who created these shortcuts but I thank him/her a
> lot!)
>
> We could even register owa.sp for a short URL redirector ;)
>
> Antonio
>
>
>
> --
> Antonio Fontes
> OWASP Switzerland, board member
> OWASP Geneva, chapter leader
>   skype: antonio.fontes
>
> On 06.07.2012 11:44, Tobias 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
> >>> Is pretty ugly, it'd better be
> >>>
> >>> 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
> >> $wgArticlePath  in LocalSettings.php)
> >>
> >>
> >> A .htaccess or like Abbas said virtual host conf should fix it (see
> >> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual_talk:Short_URL ):
> >>
> >> Options FollowSymLinks
> >> RewriteEngine On
> >> RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
> >> RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
> >> RewriteRule ^(.+)$ /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  --> 200
> >> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Germany/ --> 404
> >>
> >> (see media wiki documentation link above).
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >>
> >> Dirk
> >
> >
>



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