[thelist] remember the old whatis.com?

Erik Mattheis gozz at gozz.com
Sun May 20 11:36:07 CDT 2001

It's always been unclear to me what the advantage of having ugly urls 
like that is ... it looks like it could have several ID's in it, but 
what does it accomplish that you can't accomplish otherwise? 
Especially for a dictionary site, where the term is by nature going 
to be a unique ID?

Is it some sort of pre-packaged content management system?

>as you may recall, last year the old whatis.com site was assimilated into
>the generic content management system of techtarget.com
>its quaint multiframe design was abandoned, but what's worse, all the urls
>changed -- for example, the article "ice, jello, and liquid" had its url
>changed from
>    http://whatis.com/icejello.htm
>    http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,289893,sid9_gci212307,00.html


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