[typo] Plugin for truly permanent permalinks, via prefixing the id

Tim Connor qeantk at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 14:31:14 EDT 2006


For those interested in this, a discussion on different/better worse ways of
doing it seems to have moved to the comments in my blog:
http://www.timocracy.com/articles/2006/10/24/25-typo-plugin-is-live-permalink-with-id-is-1-0ish#comments

Tim

On 10/24/06, Tim Connor <qeantk at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I went with this approach as a low hanging fruit, and if it stays a plugin
> forever, for those who want it, that's cool with me.  I actually considered
> the centrally allocated number (the id) a bonus. This is more for keeping
> the handy date/title URI, but just tweaking it a tiny bit so that the text
> is editable, without invalidating the permalink.  As for look of the URL,
> maybe it is a tiny bit more obscure, but I didn't really think it could be
> much so.  Compare:
>
> old: http://www.timocracy.com/articles/2006/10/24/funny-rails-shirts-test-of-the-emergency-broadcast-system
>
> new: http://www.timocracy.com/articles/2006/10/24/24-funny-rails-shirts-test-of-the-emergency-broadcast-system
>
>
> Maybe it does loose the clarity of the date then?  It wouldn't take too
> much work to make it
>
> new:
> http://www.timocracy.com/articles/2006/10/24/article-24-funny-rails-shirts-test-of-the-emergency-broadcast-systemor something similar.
>
>
> Now if someone wanted a more wiki-ish permalink scheme, it actually would
> be pretty easy*, I just like throwing the numeric ID in there, because
> nobody looks at blog URIs as much as wiki ones, since they are more likely
> to be interblog than intrablog, thus will have the whole domain and all that
> cruft (from the view of a human readable resource) in the link, anyways.  I
> just took this, http://www.notsostupid.com/blog/2006/07/07/urls-on-rails/,
> and re-added the id, since we already have the rest of the slug.
>
> Thanks for the feedback. :D
> Tim
>
> *Hell, if there were demand, I might be tempted to design a fuller
> featured plugin that gave you a preference of permalink schemes.
>
> Tim
>
> On 10/24/06, John Wang <johncwang at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On 10/24/06, Tim Connor <qeantk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > I made a plugin to prefix the ID to the title, in the permalink, so
> > > that you can edit your permalink at will.  Of course it does all the
> > > appropriate things to find articles by the old links, too, to not invalidate
> > > the old permalinks.  Anyone is welcome to grab it from http://code.google.com/p/typo-permalink-with-id/
> > > or read more about it on that category in my blog:
> > > http://www.timocracy.com/articles/category/typo-permalink-with-id
> > >
> > > And the developers are welcome to mainline it, and thus make it
> > > obselete, if they like it.
> > >
> >
> > Very interesting. But if Typo is going to get a mainline feature to
> > allowing old permalinks to continue working after updates, I'd prefer
> > storing old permalinks and doing a redirect like MediaWiki, as opposed to
> > putting a centrally allocated number in the URI. The URIs just look cleaner.
> >
> >
> > --
> > John Wang
> > http://www.dev411.com/blog/
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