Add simple redirect configuration
Problem to solve
The current advice for redirects in GitLab pages is to use meta refresh tags, which is a fairly poor experience for people used to building 1000-line-long nginx configuration files full of redirects.
Is there scope for adding a simple redirect configuration specifically for GitLab pages? It could then serve the redirects itself as a HTTP 30x response. It'd just need a simple format text format specifying sourceurl, desturl, and optionally HTTP code (301/302/etc).
SSGs like Hugo could then write extension modules to take their lists of aliases and generate this file, rather than HTML pages for each.
Add support for basic 301 and 302 redirects using the Netlify plain text file syntax (
/news /blog /pit.html /spikes.html 302
We won't support any of the extra syntax options like query parameters, splats, rewrites in this iteration but can come after.
- Blocked by !325 (merged)
- Acceptance tests
- Feature flag
- Docs -> gitlab!42011 (merged)
- Try out Netlify behavior of file overriding redirect, !336 (comment 403520570)
- Add feature flag to https://ops.gitlab.net/gitlab-cookbooks/chef-repo and verify feature
FF_ENABLE_REDIRECTSfeature flag -> !357 (closed)
- Remove docs for the feature flag too-> gitlab!42759 (closed)
- After merge and ship, remove from chef-repo