We have recently redesigned/reorganized our website (approximately 60,000 pages, http://www.wicourts.gov
). We have a large user base (basically the entire state of Wisconsin), who have bookmarked various pages on the old website. As a courtesy to our customers, we want to have a centralized redirection system, that way we don't have to create a zillion different redirection pages. In addition, we want the user to know that the page no longer exists and that they are being redirected to a new page (thus giving them the opportunity to update their bookmarks).
One solution that I have come up with is having one JSP page that accepts 2 parameters (the original page and the new page). Since we are using Apache, we can setup redirects for a particular page that redirects the user to the JSP page (obviously passing the appropriate parameters), waits 5-10 seconds, and then sends them to the appropriate page. The parameters will be used to display information back to the user and assist in redirecting to the new page (I hope that makes sense).
Although the solution above might work, I wanted to pose the question to this community to get some various feedback. I could very well just do a simple redirect using Apache and be done with it, but that does not prompt the user to update their bookmarks. I could have also created the zillion pages and do the redirect that way as well... but that would be very labor intensive. Has anyone else had to do something similar? If so, how did you accomplish the task?
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