18 Jul 2012
17 Sep 2008
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oh it's not a big deal really, it's just that it's a nifty way to redirect obsolete pages without having to setup redirects in IIS. in my particular case i have some old pages like sub/old.htm that I'm replacing with sub/new.aspx, where these are actual pages that do exist (sub is a real folder as is new.aspx, unlike most of the sitefinity pages which are created dynamically) so I added them to sitefinity as external pages. but I also want to redirect traffic from the old pages so that anyone visiting the old (including search engines) will be forwarded appropriately.
i was hoping to delete the old files completely and just use additional urls to intercept requests to these old files and redirect, but now I have to leave them there so that I can setup manual redirects in IIS. it's just a convenience thing that's all, it's really handy to just use the additional urls.