A big no. I'm strongly against URLs with no visible ID.
- The extra query mentioned by Pete... And it's not exactly like it's not an expensive one.
- What if you rename the topic later? Do you keep the old title in the URL (bad) or generate 404s for existing links? (very bad.)
- What if you move the topic to another board? The top-level URL will change, but what about the low-level one? The topic title? It can only be done if all topic titles are stored in a single pool for the entire forum. Which means if you have 5000 blogs and someone types "Hello" as their first post, they'll get a URL like "hello1234" instead. For no reason.
Really... It's way better to always have the topic ID. Plus, you can shorten the URL by just specifying the topic ID without anything to its right.
yes with cyrillic normally that would work
UTF8 languages are supported in my pretty URLs implementation. At least it works for Japanese.
Posted: April 1st, 2011, 09:11 PM
And, err... This little website called Facebook or something........ :whistle: