[ckan-discuss] CKAN 2.2 and persistence of URI for static file needing update

David Raznick david.raznick at okfn.org
Mon Feb 17 09:05:14 UTC 2014


I am not sure this is the case.  In fact version 2.2 made the URLs of
uploaded files to the filestore much more permanent. In the past any
new uploaded data caused a new URL to be created.  Now all URLs are
always of the form


Even if the filename of the new file you uploads name has changed you
are able to get at it using the old filename. i.e


Not only that


is always a permanent link for any resource even for ones that have
not been uploaded as it will redirect to the correct location.

So I am confused as to why this is thought to be the case.  Clear
examples of where this is happening would be very appreciated.



On 14 February 2014 15:56, Diane Mercier <diane.mercier at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Our sysadmin tells us that version 2.2 of CKAN has changed the management
> method of the URL of resources: a file in the fileStore can no longer be
> replaced by a new one without a new URL  ... This has significant impacts on
> the persistence of URIs for static files needing corrections (not version)
> and, so on the reuse of updated data. In this case, the user must navigate
> through the catalogue to get the right URL for each reuse! URL of static
> files are not useful in applications.
> Do you have solutions to propose, for example, using the API or method of
> redirection (handle) of the URL?
> I am very concerned by the persistence of URIs
> Thank you for help and suggestion, and apologize my english ;-)
> Regards,
> --
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