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A2K has gone static..cool..

 
 
Monger
 
Reply Mon 1 Mar, 2004 04:15 am
Um, for people who haven't noticed, it appears that there are now static pages for every a2k topic & forum! You're not using Links SQL in some form for that are you, Craven?
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Letty
 
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Reply Mon 1 Mar, 2004 09:03 am
Monger, will you put that in layman language for those of us who need an interpreter?
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Monger
 
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Reply Mon 1 Mar, 2004 09:15 am
The only difference you will notice is that URLs now look like
Code:able2know.com/forums/a2k-post581503.html
instead of
Code:able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=581503


One thing you might notice in the future as a result of this is a2k turning up in search engine results more frequently, as search engines typically prefer static html pages over dynamic database-generated pages. Thing is, I suspect there isn't really any static content at all, but that it's just being simulated somehow (Craven will have to clarify this though).

(There's a reason I posted this in the web development forum. Wink)
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Letty
 
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Reply Mon 1 Mar, 2004 09:27 am
Thanks, monger. All has become crystalline. I make it a practice to view and reply to unanswered posts regardless of the category.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 1 Mar, 2004 10:31 am
Re: A2K has gone static..cool..
Monger wrote:
You're not using Links SQL in some form for that are you, Craven?


Nope, mainly just Apache's mod_rewrite and somereplace php code.

The PHP code replaces certain urls's with the static ones. It's really making urls to files that don't exist.

Then the mod-rewrite rules take variables from the static urls and pass them to the real dynamic urls.

LinksSQL actually generates the static pages, this is just mod_rewrite (which is, IMO, the most useful thing thing I know in web development).
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