Hi Michael,

One of the cases the UC3 folks talked over for EZID was the researcher who may have access to post files to a server but who doesn’t have any administrative access at all.  So if I’ve got research data parked on a server at one university and I move elsewhere, it may be straightforward for me to move the files around, but I’m less likely to find an administrator (particularly at the old institution) to do link rewriting or even let me keep simple redirect files around.

Tracy Seneca
Web Archiving Service Manager
California Digital Library

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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michael J. Giarlo
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2011 11:20 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] best persistent url system

My apologies if this question is something of a moronic indulgence but
I feel compelled to ask it:

Has anyone thought through, or put into practice, using Apache
mod_rewrite tables for this simple "redirect one URL to another" use