[wp-hackers] Alternate paging URLs

Dan Phiffer dan at phiffer.org
Wed Mar 3 21:46:12 UTC 2010

On Mar 3, 2010, at 4:14 PM, scribu wrote:

> 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.

We can agree to disagree about this.

See also: http://www.slideshare.net/glusman/lean-usability slide #6
See also: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/facebook_wants_to_be_your_one_true_login.php

> A better idea would be to link to a group of posts posted on a certain date:
> http://example.com/2009/11/20

But anyway, I like your idea better. Seems like I may be able to implement this with query_posts and the 'posts_where' filter.


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