thank you again for your answers so far. I would have had hoped to have
more voices participating, but everyone who did agreed that it should be
If you want to state your opinion -- whether support or worry -- on setting
HTTPS canonical for the Uzbek Wikipedia, please do so. I am sure it will
support the Foundation in making the right decision.
All the best greetings.
On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Anonymous User
On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 1:15 AM, Tim Starling <tstarling(a)wikimedia.org>
Is it enough to set the <link rel="canonical">, or is it also
necessary to redirect?
When I asked the nice folks at Google's search team, they answered me the
* The best answer would for them to use rel=canonical tags so that
points to http*s*://example.wikimedia.uz. So
I'd send them this page:
tell them to start doing that. If they're very serious (and it's a small
property, so there's not much risk) then they could make every http page
301 to the https version as well.
I don't know how much effort each of these two measures would be. If you'd
ask me, I would suggest to be "very serious", but we are not under a
deadline (the situation has been like this for more than a year now), and
setting the rel="caonical" would already be really, really helpful.
Thank you all for your encouraging comments so far.