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

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