Closed Bug 1472229 Opened 2 years ago Closed 5 months ago
:: Developer Documentation Request Request Type: Correction Gecko Version: unspecified Technical Contact: :: Details The en-GB variant of the Network Monitor page leads to 404. The en-US variant is still alive, so redirect would make sense?
Generally we only write en-US pages; we never write a separate en-GB variant. It doesn't look like this page exists; did you see a red link pointing to it somewhere, or something like that?
Flags: needinfo?(cmills) → needinfo?(dheiberg)
(In reply to Chris Mills (Mozilla, MDN editor) [:cmills] from comment #1) > Generally we only write en-US pages; we never write a separate en-GB > variant. It doesn't look like this page exists; did you see a red link > pointing to it somewhere, or something like that? I came across the en-GB link on www.google.co.uk, it was the first hit when searching for the Network Monitor documentation
To be more specific, when I search for 'firefox see raw request' on google (.com and .co.uk), this en-GB link is the first hit. https://screenshots.firefox.com/CBY8L68yqGDtKEvE/www.google.com
Flags: needinfo?(dheiberg) → needinfo?(cmills)
This is strange. I'm NI'ing john from our MDN platform team to see if he can shed any light on this.
Flags: needinfo?(cmills) → needinfo?(jwhitlock)
rraue: Any idea how this page ended up in the google.co.uk index, and best ways to get it out?
Flags: needinfo?(jwhitlock) → needinfo?(rraue)
I found a external link to the page via ahref.com and this explains why it got indexed in the first place: http://www.itgo.me/a/7438878384400316965/return-json-from-php-to-ajax. But it doesn't explain, why Google indexed and holds a 404 for so long in the index and doesnt replace it with the en-US version. Are you sure that this version was never live? As well the info command shows the right page and it should be displayed in search as well: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-ab&ei=s3Y8W9_LNYXYwQLF_4zgCA&q=info%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fdeveloper.mozilla.org%2Fen-GB%2Fdocs%2FTools%2FNetwork_Monitor&oq=info%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fdeveloper.mozilla.org%2Fen-GB%2Fdocs%2FTools%2FNetwork_Monitor&gs_l=psy-ab.3...2970.3523.0.3818.104.22.168.0.0.0.51.22.214.171.124....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0....0.9EIsqaUrpd0 In general mdn provides no hreflang to help Google with the languages and so some of this weird language mixups is the result. But usually not with versions, never been live. How to get it out? A 301 redirect should be the fastest option. Maybe even for the whole folder /en-GB/ with all subpages to /en-US/ and its subsites, although I found only around 50 external inlinks to en-GB, so it seems not like a wide spread problem. A general fallback to the en-US version for all locales if not available anymore seems maybe like a good way to go.
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Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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