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[las_users] Re: LAS social media issue with UI.vm in URL

The bare URL should redirect to the UI.vm. So https://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/EarthSystemLAS/ will redirect to https://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/EarthSystemLAS/UI.vm. If that's all you want to use then maybe that would work.

The .vm tells the backend that the endpoint is a Velocity template and thus must be rendered with the Velocity engine so it really can't be hidden from the system. 

I have successfully used bitly (https://bit.ly/2RrgztH) for shortened URLs. In this bitly example, the URL contains the entire history URL so the dataset, view etc are all there.  I suppose you have to use the official NASA method.

If I knew more about why the shortener doesn't work maybe I'd have some ideas, but for the time being I don't have any good ideas except to link to static pages that have links to the LAS URL's of interest.


On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 11:49 AM Bryan Littlefield <bryan.littlefield@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Roland,


We are trying to promote our LAS via social media but we have an issue with Facebook not liking the “.vm” that the URL ends with.

Even when we try to do a go.nasa.gov shortened URL is doesn't work.


Is there a way to change the URL for   https://<url>/las/UI.vm  So that the UI.vm is NOT displayed or change it to something else ?


Just curious if you know of a way to accomplish this.  I tried a few Apache tricks with no luck so far.

Thanks --Bryan



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