Tampermonkey - Old Wiki Link Redirector (for new DevCentral Site)

Problem this snippet solves:

With the rollout of the new DevCentral Wiki, a lot of the old questions, answers and comments on DC include links to wiki articles that not longer work.

In order to mitigate this, I've put together a quick Tampermonkey script to help mitigate this.

This Tampermonkey script matches web requests to the old DevCentral Wiki site (on https://devcentral.f5.com/wiki) and attempts to parse out the pieces in order to redirect the user to the new API docs (on https://clouddocs.f5.com/api) automatically.

If you're using a bookmark for any old wiki pages, be sure to update the links once you're redirected.

How to use this snippet:

  1. You'll need to install Tampermonkey (if it's not already installed)
  2. Create a new userscript and paste the content from the CodeShare link.
  3. If you don't want to to risk the userscript auto updating if the gist gets updated on Github, remove the @updateURL and @downloadURL references in the header*
  4. Save the file, and open up an old Wiki page to test it (test link). Notice the url changes to the new API docs.

* I will be working on updates to help with links that don't redirect correctly or result in a 404 error.

Tested this on version:

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Published May 21, 2019
Version 1.0

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