[wp-hackers] Ignore Portions of URI

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 17:56:38 GMT 2009

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 4:25 PM, Dougal Campbell <dougal at gunters.org> wrote:

> Otto wrote:
>> 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:
>>>  http://addictomatic.com/topic/wordpress#kmun.dwqo.tblh
>> How is that a substantial improvement over, say,
>> http://addictomatic.com/topic/wordpress?status=kmun.dwqo.tblh ?
>> I just don't see how getting hash info from the URL and sending it via
>> JS is any better than a GET URL.
> For one thing, it looks cleaner. For another, you don't have to be
> concerned about whether or not search engines are indexing querystrings. So
> you get cleaner analytics, and hopefully better SEO.
> And all the cool kids are doing it.

Not to mention that you might avoid several full page reloads.


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