[wp-hackers] Canonical integration into core

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Tue Feb 17 22:40:33 GMT 2009

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Alan J Castonguay <alan at verselogic.net> wrote:
> The former (eg, comment paging) can be addressed using Fragment identifiers
> (#comment-page-2) and javascript (to fetch/display/sort that result set).

Argh. That makes my brain hurt. :(

> If there is a need to preserve the latter use case, shouldn't the server
> only provide server-side paging for clients known to require/request it, and
> instead yield a single large page (eg, of comments) for search engines and
> printers, along a javascript/css manipulation for the smart clients?

In general, search engines (notably Google) get very unhappy when you
serve them different content than you serve everybody else, despite
your best intentions and such.


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