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URLs are not semantic, but instead rely on long inscrutable IDs

  • 1.  URLs are not semantic, but instead rely on long inscrutable IDs

    Posted 08-30-2019 04:58 AM
    This is the URL to the discussions forum of the Water Cooler community:

    https://community.broadcom.com/communities/community-home/digestviewer?communitykey=f92efc9f-0875-4c00-ad19-f20b3185f059&tab=digestviewer

    This sort of URL is not human-readable and does not give any indication of nature of the linked-to content. This pattern is typical of the new Broadcom community site. URLs rely on long hexadecimal identifiers rather than descriptive slugs.

    Semantic URLs (a.k.a. Clean URLs) would be highly preferable.


  • 2.  RE: URLs are not semantic, but instead rely on long inscrutable IDs

    Posted 08-30-2019 08:35 AM
    @Michael Lowry: We agree with this assessment and have already raised the issue with the vendor. We don't know when it might be addressed but it is on their radar. ​

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    Lenn Thompson
    Community Manager, Mainframe Division
    Broadcom Inc.
    lenn.thompson@broadcom.com
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