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Saturday, 2002-12-07

url redundancy

I recently put a link to Big Business in my post about the Green Party. Of course I linked to the Fortune 500. In navigating to the listing of the top 500 revenue making companies in the U.S. I realized that the sites' web addresses were a little redundant. Every directory is inside of a directory named "fortune." This is unnecessary because there is no need to use the word again when it is already in the domain name. Count the fortunes in this example. Three times!

Another site that rubs me the wrong way is The Webby Awards. All files are found in a directory named "main." Kind of ironic that a site that grades and awards other sites serves it's web pages off of an unnecessary directory.

Sorry for the rant; my novice web-designing ability really leaves me no room to talk.


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