Monthly Archives: March 2007

Why URL design matters in email

I’ve long believed email provides one of the better justifications for good URL design. Having a well designed URL structure inspires a user to have faith in a site’s URL integrity making it more likely then will email a URL … Continue reading

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Proposing HTTP Request Forwarding

I’ve been monitoring the ietf-http-wg mailing list and have noticed there is renewed actively around revising RFC 2616, the HTTP/1.1 specification. This renewed activity got me thinking it was time to discuss the need for HTTP Request Forwarding. I’ll start … Continue reading

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URL Quote #3: Wikipedia’s URLs a reason for their success?

“Wikipedia’s URL spaces are highly elegant; I suspect it’s one of the reason’s Wikipdedia is successful” -Bill de hOra on “Wikipedia’s Highly Elegant URLs“

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URL Quote #2: Think about your website’s “public face.”

“…one should take an hour or so and really think about their website’s ‘public face.’” -Scott Hanselman on “A Website’s Public Face“

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URL Quote #1: A URL is like a big “YOU ARE HERE” sign

“A URL is like a big “YOU ARE HERE” sign for each page of your site. It should allow people to get a sense of where they are in your site, even if they decide not to use that information … Continue reading

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URLQuiz #2: URL Equivalence and Cachability

This is quiz #2 of our ongoing URLQuiz series. In this quiz, there are 26 pairs of URLs (A..Z) and for each pair the questions is: “Which of these two URLs are equivlent?” i.e. which return the same resource when … Continue reading

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