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Re: User friendly 404s reconsidered

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 11:49:12 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c8010607250849i3123c0afr64a4fdc22350206c@mail.gmail.com>
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On 7/25/06, Patrick Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> > Julian Scarlett
>
> > I may be missing the point here but how do you provide a
> > closest match given that all you know of is the requested
> > URI? For CMS driven sites this may just be a page ID.
>
> Obviously, you can only provide potential matches if there's enough information in the URI to begin with (e.g. if it's not purely a numerical value, you could try closest match a la spellchecker or google's "did you mean...")
>
> On a tangent, there is certainly something to be said about URIs that are human-readable to a certain extent, as opposed to purely numerical ones...

There's a certain point at which that's not really workable using
current methodologies. There's a certain point at which naming
conflicts get insane and numbers are produced to help track
everything. Think ISBN or the SSN numbering systems.


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Orion Adrian
Received on Tuesday, 25 July 2006 15:49:35 GMT

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