Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: Junk in URLs and link-rot

Author:Steve Bogart
Posted:3/9/1999; 1:22:56 PM
Topic:Unique vs. Generic URLs
Msg #:3851 (In response to 3849)
Prev/Next:3850 / 3852

I agree with the previous poster who didn't like how a site's content only moved to a permanent location after it moved off the main page, so there was no reliable address for a current piece of news. (MacOS Rumors was the particular site that bugged me)

My Solution

I render the current content in its permanent place at the same time I render it on the 'dynamic' page.

At the bottom of my 'front' page,, I put the following (which is automatically generated each time I post):

This page's content changes every few days. This particular entry's permanent home is:

(with the URL changing each time, obviously)

It's not hard to do.

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