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by Paul.J.Murphy
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: link rel="canonical"
Replies: 6
Views: 40622

Re: link rel="canonical"

I've been mulling this over a little more, and even more convinced that there's essentially no downside and it's a Good_Idea™. :geek: Looking at this has me wondering if it would be better to actually completely eliminate the forum_id param (f) for viewtopic.php. It does seem rather redundant, altho...
by Paul.J.Murphy
Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Sitemap, based on 3.0.6-RC3 feed.php
Replies: 0
Views: 4464

Sitemap, based on 3.0.6-RC3 feed.php

I had a thought - how difficult would it be to adapt the new feed.php from 3.0.6-RC3 to generate Google/Yahoo/M$ Sitemaps in a fairly scalable manner? The answer is: not that difficult, tbh ;-) It wants to be a separate script from feed.php - the similarities are there at a high level, but the proto...
by Paul.J.Murphy
Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Feeds and last modified / updated times
Replies: 2
Views: 8435

Re: Feeds and last modified / updated times

Acyd Burn wrote:Good suggestion. :) Can you add this to our bug tracker at the main site?
'tis done. :-)
http://www.phpbb.com/bugs/phpbb3/ticket ... t_id=53305
by Paul.J.Murphy
Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: link rel="canonical"
Replies: 6
Views: 40622

Re: link rel="canonical"

Bots should only see one URI to each page already, right? That's true up to a point, but there's still a few things such as viewforum.php?f=1 vs. viewforum.php?f=1&start=0 and a few other, similar cases like that which Googlebot seems to be able to find. There's also the case of external links, whe...
by Paul.J.Murphy
Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: link rel="canonical"
Replies: 6
Views: 40622

link rel="canonical"

A suggestion for a simple enhancement to improve crawler/bot friendliness, based on: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/02/specify-your-canonical.html Add just after the <title>...</title> in styles/prosilver/template/overall_header.html: <!-- IF U_CANONICAL --><link rel="canonical" hre...
by Paul.J.Murphy
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Returning HTTP status 403 & 404
Replies: 1
Views: 4151

Returning HTTP status 403 & 404

I was thinking about how search engines / bots view phpBB sites, and it occurred to me that it might be better if the scripts returned 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (Not Found) responses in appropriate contexts, rather than a 200 (OK) with an information page from trigger_error() / msg_handler(). The scri...
by Paul.J.Murphy
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Feeds and last modified / updated times
Replies: 2
Views: 8435

Feeds and last modified / updated times

I've been having a play with 3.0.6-RC, and very glad to see feeds making it into the main distribution. I have noticed one particular aspect of it which gives me some cause for thought. At present, the Last-Modified HTTP header and <updated> XML field both use time() which isn't exactly accurate or ...
by Paul.J.Murphy
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Real timezone support and no more DST flags
Replies: 3
Views: 7054

Re: Real timezone support and no more DST flags

DavidMJ wrote:The way we handle dates in 3.2 is being overhauled, it will not be as bad as 3.0
Excellent, glad to hear it! Having just got my head around the interals for timezone/dst in 3.0, I'd be happy to help, if needed.
by Paul.J.Murphy
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Real timezone support and no more DST flags
Replies: 3
Views: 7054

Real timezone support and no more DST flags

Hi folks. I've just commissioned a new board based on 3.0.1, and decided I couldn't tolerate the broken / antiquated timezone handling which has been a twice yearly PITA for users and admins alike. I realise that this is probably due to lack of real timezone support in PHP prior to 5.1, but that's a...