"User-Centered URL Design" examines good and bad URL schemes, suggesting Web addresses are "not just a handy way to address network resources. They're also valuable communication tools." It's an interesting counterpoint to an IBM article I pointed out 10 days ago, which proclaimed: "Only techie people glean information about the structure of a site by examining the words between all those forward slashes." I suppose the truth is somewhere in between -- but if a feature helps at least a few people, why not include it?
'Smart' URLs are navigation tools
Written by Adrian Holovaty on September 26, 2002