I suspect that links in a Wilmott post to other Wilmott posts (made before June 2016) are lost forever as they are hard-coded.
So, extrapolating into the future, will this link survive after a new version at some future date?
is this info hard-coded?
is it ??
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There's been a change in the structure of Wilmott forum URLs.
Any page on the internet that had links to a Wilmott forum items is now dead.
It also means that Google searches which find material on Wilmott are also broken.
I'm surprised there not some simple regex to catch old URLs, convert then to new ones, and serve the proper page.
I once reordered the 900 user VAX/VMS directories into logical clusters in an oil business. I used logical names for hard-coded disks. So far so good, But then I had to write a dictionary of <old/new> department names when dept names changes.
It is worth thinking about this issue going fwd in the current context. Admin. I suspect there are many zombie threads out there.
This problem is rampant on the web and with computers and it makes me stark raving mad!
The computer always knows exactly which chunks were moved or renamed and could easily construct, maintain, and offer a mapping between old and new organization schemes or name spaces.
If the United States Postal Service can create a change-of-address service that forwards actual physical stuff from the old address to the new one, you'd think that computer system architects could do the same for mere bits and bytes, too.
But no! GRRRRRRRRRR!
The lazy idiots that create operating systems, file systems, and content management systems should have their eyeballs removed using their own pucked-out fingernails for not creating systems in which the default behavior is to log what's been moved where and facilitate flexible retrieval.