Proposed URL Changes
This page discusses the proposed rearchitecture of the URLs used by the site.
Modern web software has standardized on using simpler URLs: removing unnecessary cruft, using simple verbs/nouns to define what you're doing, etc. LJ has not kept up with these changes, and we have a good chance with DW to do so.
Note: we will continue to support old-style URLs, so we do not break links and muscle memory. We will also keep extensions such as .jpg and .mp3 for content that isn't HTML. However, canonical URLs will be new-style.
User content should always be delivered on the subdomain that the user owns. For the purpose of this discussion we will use USER to indicate where the user's account name will be.
Here's a sample of proposed URLs:
http://USER.dreamwidth.org/entry/12 # user's 12th entry http://USER.dreamwidth.org/entry/12/edit # edit entry #12? http://USER.dreamwidth.org/entry/12/delete # delete entry #12? http://USER.dreamwidth.org/entry/12/comment # comment on entry #12? http://USER.dreamwidth.org/comment/1335 # comment 1335 to the account http://USER.dreamwidth.org/comment/1335/screen # screen this comment? http://USER.dreamwidth.org/comment/1335/reply # reply to this comment? http://USER.dreamwidth.org/media/133.jpg # some image upload http://USER.dreamwidth.org/media/193.mp3 # voice post http://USER.dreamwidth.org/post # post to this account http://USER.dreamwidth.org/profile # user's profile http://USER.dreamwidth.org/wiki # user's wiki http://User.dreamwidth.org/wiki/FooBar # wiki node
Keep in mind that all action URLs - i.e., /delete, /edit, /screen, etc - will present the user with a confirmation page. No action will be taken via GET.
- naming the 12th entry 12 gives people the info that posts to which they don't have access and deleted posts have been made. --Zvi-likes-tv 01:03, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
- Agreed, any such method should work with the anum, not the itemid.
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