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htaccess improvement list (7 posts)

  1. MaxT
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    categories in htaccess are bad idea imho... people add/remove categories all the time, and posts are moved from 1 category to another. It'll lead to lot of 404 @ searchengines I think.

  2. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thomas, email Matt (http://photomatt.net/) on this .

  3. thomasmaas
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi Matt,
    Anonymous told me to e-mail you so everything's cool..:-)
    but maybe I should. Just a bit of fear that there's a big bug in my thoughts. I would like some more feedback before ringing at Mr. programmer's door.

  4. junesix
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Reading this thread got me thinking... isn't the additional /archives/ essentially cruft in itself? I know I'm probably opening a can of worms on this one.
    If a front page is http://yourdomain.com then http://yourdomain.com/year/month/ and http://yourdomain.com/category/ should imply archive pages. It just seems like the additional /archives/ directory doesn't do much besides lengthen the URIs. For me, this makes even more sense as my "static" pages like About and Photos aren't really static pages but actually archive pages using custom templates.

  5. thomasmaas
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    There's one but: if you want to have a page with an overview of your archives, most logically this would be http://www.domain.com/archives/. Then a page within this archive would logically be something like http://www.domain.com/archives/2004/05/ that is, if you see your site as a tree structure.
    Where I do see your point: categories. Normally categories are part of your navigation so you don't need a page like http://www.domain.com/categories/ to list all your categories because they are alreadly listed on, let's say, every page. Therefore, http://www.domain.com/categoryname/ seems much cleaner than http://www.domain.com/categories/categoryname/
    In the end it's a personal thing I guess.

  6. charle97
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    junesix,
    run a site with mt and then you'll find out the necessity of the archives directory.

  7. johne59
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Since .htaccess and mod-rewrite don't work on an IIS server, I'd like to know if there's any other avenue to modify the permalinks structure on IIS ?

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