The Problem of Clean URLs

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2010.11.28

Tagged: documentation, flatblog, random, web,

@jessemenn and I were just having a \'semantic\' discussion on clean urls and I think we both quickly realized how big such a simple topic can get.

For those who don\'t know, a clean url is a human-readable url that makes navigation easy, is better for SEO, and often shorter than the alternative. For example, if you look at the url of this page it\'s http://amorphousprojects.com/blog/?action=view&post_id=100 compared to the url http://amorphousprojects.com/blog/about_me. Both of those urls point to blog posts stored in a database but the second is a clean, easy to read url.

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Definitions

I use a lot of technical terms throughout this blog and decided I want a single place to reference definitions.

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