While converting my weblog from Blosxom to Wordpress, I decided to change from organizing my posts using a heirarchical category structure to using tags. Since I have previously used category-based URIs for my post permalinks (e.g.,
/weblog/Apple/OSX/nsfbackup.html), discontinuing the use of categories presented a problem. I decided to switch to using date-based permalink URIs (e.g.,
/weblog/2005/06/05/nsfbackup/) as is common with Wordpress.
However, Cool URIs Don't Change. There are plenty of old links to my site out around the Internets that I don't want to break. Even the internal links within existing posts on my own site will continue to use the old URIs, at least until I can get around to cleaning them up. I want to keep supporting these existing URIs, so I need to make sure I can support the old links.
The following is a number of links to pages within my weblog that need to continue to work under Wordpress. This constitutes a simple test suite to help me ensure my old links continue to work.