Status Update 2007-09-14

Last week I continued working on my research projects and also got the process started for archiving obsolete content on http://www.mozilla.org by opening bug 395669. I’ve mentioned archiving in the last few updates, but I thought it would be helpful to talk a little bit more about the process and about what we’re trying to achieve.

The http://www.mozilla.org site is almost 10 years old (the first version of the home page was added to CVS on February 27, 1998) and there is some older content that is now out of date or that belongs on another site. For those pages, we would like to update the content, migrate it to a better location (this mostly applies to documentation going from http://www.mozilla.org to the Mozilla Developer Center) or archive it.

Our plan is to create a snapshot of all of the content on the site today and host that on an archive site. On http://www.mozilla.org we will then remove obsolete pages and set up a redirect to the copy of that page on the archive site (we’ll also add a note so people know that the page has been archived). This will preserve the original information and will allow us to clean up http://www.mozilla.org to make sure everything is up to date.

If you are interested in reading more about this or helping out with the archiving process, please take a look at the Mozilla.org:Planning page.

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