A very quick note about URL rewriting (was Re: [theforum] Rebuild progress and this week's actions)

Martin Paul Burns martin.burns at uk.ibm.com
Wed Dec 8 02:30:06 CST 2004

jh wrote on 08/12/2004 03:02:39:

> Lachlan Cannon wrote:

> > e.g.,
> > <http://evolt.
> org/article/Of_Web_Sites_and_Pinball_Machines/25/60400/index.html>,
> > <http://evolt.org/article//25/60400/index.html>,
> > <http://evolt.org/article/theforum/25/60400/index.html>, or even
> For that we use * and mod_rewrite.  Though what the point is
> of supporting versions which don't appear *anywhere* other than
> in posts like these...  I dunno.

Theoretically this was for tracking referer/viral links. Not that we've
*ever* analysed it, other than noting that the articles that are linked
from the 'Highest Rating' bit of the sidebar get (used to get?) remarkably
good Google PageRank.


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