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Using IBM Lotus Notes Domino Internet Site Document Redirect Rules (or Update your RSS Readers!)
01/27/2010 01:12 PM by Chris Toohey
A while back I mentioned that I was moving the RSS Feed for dominoGuru.com to FeedBurner. I wanted to redirect User Agents (be they web browsers, bots, and so on) from http://www.dominoguru.com/feed.xml to http://feeds.feedburner.com/dominoGuru.
Today, I setup a Redirect Rule in case you haven't updated your feed readers. I'm using an Internet Site Document Redirect Rule to ensure that I capture the User Agent and issue a 302 Response. The idea here is to be as seamless to the User Agent, which is not only good UX design, but also important for search engine optimization.
I've been using Internet Site Documents for a while -- both in my project and customer development and for dominoGuru.com -- and have always had excellent results. Using a Redirect Rule is really no different: you simply take the incoming pattern and define your external destination URL.
If you have any questions on this technique (that aren't answered via the above screencap), or using Internet Site Documents in Lotus Notes Domino, let me know and I'll put together a more detailed article!