[wp-hackers] Alternate paging URLs

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 21:14:16 UTC 2010

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 6:54 PM, Dan Phiffer <dan at phiffer.org> wrote:

> On Mar 3, 2010, at 11:40 AM, Dave Viner wrote:
> > After all, when a user is going from page to page, they usually want to
> see the
> > latest information, not necessarily the identical information to what was
> > shown before.
> This is one assumption my alternative is trying to draw attention to. It is
> true that *usually* pagination is used this way, but what happens if I
> bookmark one of these views for later, or if I create a short URL to page
> 40? I'm trying to link to the particular content on those pages, not the
> position from the newest content. The particular content on these pages will
> change over time and my links will rot.

That sounds naive. It's like trying to link to a portion of the twitter
stream. Of course you're going to get link rot.

A better idea would be to link to a group of posts posted on a certain date:



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