[wp-hackers] Ignore Portions of URI

Dougal Campbell dougal at gunters.org
Thu Jan 15 19:16:15 GMT 2009

Otto wrote:
> Ugh. Talk about reinventing the wheel. And then making it square. ;)

I'm not saying it's the best solution for the original problem in this 
thread. It almost certainly isn't :)

But it is a good technique for some situations. For example, play around 
with Addictomatic:


You can do a search, then rearrange or hide various news sources. Your 
view state is stored in the hash portion of the URL, which makes it 
bookmarkable, without cookies. So you can send the bookmark to other 
users, and they get the same search view that you set up. For example:


> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 4:22 PM, Dougal Campbell <dougal at gunters.org> wrote:
>> Otto wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 7:02 AM, scribu <scribu at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Using #123/5 would be better because ALL search engines ignore that bit.
>>> So do servers, since browsers don't send #links to the server. No way
>>> to get that information from inside the PHP code.
>> There is if you use a dash of AJAX :)
>> I've used that technique on projects before. Use the hash portion of the URL
>> to store state data, and use Javascript to communicate it back and forth
>> between browser and server.

Dougal Campbell <dougal at gunters.org>

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