[Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

Tim Starling tstarling at wikimedia.org
Mon Dec 24 00:15:25 UTC 2012

On 23/12/12 22:15, Anonymous User wrote:
> We discussed both with search engine providers and Wikimedia developers if
> there is a way to resolve this issue, and there is: by making the HTTPS
> version of the Uzbek Wikipedia canonical the search engines would list the
> HTTPS version in the search results, thus circumventing the glitch. As far
> as I understood the technical folks at Wikimedia this can be done with a
> small amount of effort.

Is it enough to set the <link rel="canonical">, or is it also
necessary to redirect?

Either way, the Squid cache would have to be purged, then the search
engines would have to reread that site.

-- Tim Starling

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