URLs URLs and more URLs

You might want to stop reading this now if you don't want to hear me banging on about URLs yet again.

UpFor me a perfectly designed URL is one that I can navigate through in a logical fashion. To help me do this the Google toolbar has a nice button to take you "up" a site level by level. How well this works depends on the structure of the URL. A perfect example is a URL like this. Here's how the "up" button handles it:


Each click on the up button takes you to the next logical page in the hierarchy of the site, ending at the BBC's homepage. Now consider this site and the Domino URL for this blog document. Here's how the button handles it:


Not so logical is it? And with entries that will cause errors! What about the new PHP version? Yep, you guessed it, a whole lot better. A similar blog entry would be like this and the button would be a lot happier:


See where I am coming from? I hope so.

I went to see a couple of Hollywood stars treading the boards in the West End last night. Woody Harrelson was great but that Kyle MacLachlan can't act for toffee, I tell ya!


    • avatar
    • Matt V
    • Sun 27 Oct 2002 16:30

    Woody Harrelson seems to be interested in US politics these days while in the UK. From the sounds of it, he's a much better actor than politician / activist.

  1. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-152-453532,00.html

    At least the "we are not alone" link doesn't look any better than any Domino generated link, does it? ;-)

    Plus - in the meantime - it results in a 404 error even without changing the directory level.

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    • Jake
    • Mon 28 Oct 2002 04:27

    What's that they say about shooting the messenger ;o)

    The Times use Vignette and also apparently archive their content. The link's gone now....

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    • david
    • Tue 29 Oct 2002 07:49

    couldn't you architect your domino site with this in mind?

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    • Jake
    • Tue 29 Oct 2002 08:06

    Not really Dave. If not only because I have the "A55692" portion enforced upon me by the hosts...

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    • Jaswinder Singh
    • Thu 31 Oct 2002 07:13

    Just made me wonder if you could or ask the administrators to (knowing that you host it outside and they won't let you) create a virtual redirection on the server which would redirect your "codestore.nsf/*" to "A55692/codestore.nsf/*" ...

    Just a thought

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