You guys decide

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at
Thu Jul 24 18:50:30 UTC 2008

On Thu, 24 Jul 2008, Ian Weller wrote:

> On Thu, 24 Jul 2008, Max Spevack wrote:
> > Can someone briefly say like 3 potential positives and negatives of making
> > the change versus not making the change?
> >
> Positives:
> 1. No confusion between Artwork/ and Artwork, they become one in the
>    same, just not within the wiki -- and so when people post a link like
> to a mailing list it goes to
>    the right place
> 2. No pages will be allowed to end in slashes
> 3. More URL consistency
> 4. *And* if you really want to go to a page ending in a slash, you can
>    add a # at the end of the URL.
> Negatives:
> 1. No pages will be allowed to end in slashes
> 2. Umm... I can't think of any more


1) If there are any pages with and without a /.  One of them will never be
seen again.
2) unforseen.  I'm not aware of others doing this, its not the 'mediawiki
way'  Truth is we don't know what will happen.  Its a risk, I'm not sure
its very big though.


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