- 2015-08-21: 50% less server load with MongoDB on the Drupal 7 site factory at France Télévisions
- 2015-07-15: Our first Drupal 8 production site at France Télévisions is live
- 2014-08-18: 400% speedup in 3 weeks for http://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/ : who said Drupal back-offices had to be slow ?
- 2014-02-07: Sotchi Olympics traffic not a problem for http://www.francetvsport.fr/ , which I rearchitected on Drupal 7 in 2013
- 2011-09-14: Completed migration of FranceInfo.FR from SPIP to Drupal
- 2011-07-13: The new social network features of Le Figaro are now powered by an OSInet-designed MongoDB implementation
- 2010-12-21: Madame Figaro brand new site by OSInet and others
- 2010-08-16: France.FR is back online with OSInet and Typhon
- 2010-06-15: the new France Culture, which OSInet helped reach its performance goals, is now online
Drupal tip of the day: using "format" in Drupal aliases
I noticed today that one of my sites returned 403 Access denied on various pages with URLs like
format/<foo>, although it was an alias for a
taxonomy/term/<tid> taxonomy path which was actually available when not aliased. What could be going on ?
It turned out that this issue is caused by the
patch introduced in
DRUPAL-6-7 to protect various VCS paths.
That patch introduced by this issue modifies the
FilesMatch clause to match on
^format$ (for SVN), which causes any path containing the
format string to be denied, causing that problem. Which gives the solution if this is a problem for you: either modify the relavant
FilesMatch clause or rename every path containing
format on your site.
Note that this specific subpattern has been rolled back and reworked after
DRUPAL-7-0-ALPHA2, so Drupal 7 does not have this problem.