Archive for November 13th, 2007

Turn on HumanFriendly URLs in DNN 4.7.0

What? DNN 4.7?

Seems like I just get one upgrade installed and there is another upgrade ready to go.

So, what’s this HumanFriendly thing?

Currently, in DotNetNuke, we can turn on Search Engine Friendly URLs.  What this does is embed the parameters in the URL so that you don’t end up with ?variable=value at the end of your url.

That’s cool.  But, there are two REALLY big problems with this.

First, if the tabid for the page changes, your url will change.  This makes it practically impossible to “version” your pages in such a way that the search engines don’t care unless you implement some sort of 301 redirect every time a new page is created to replace the old page.

Second, it’s very hard to tell someone over the phone.  “Just go to http://www.dmbcllc.com/mypagename/tabid/45/default.aspx.”  With HumanFriendly turned on, you’ll be able to tell them, “Go to http://www.dmbcllc.com/mypagename.aspx”

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ECMAScript 4

OdeToCode.com (K. Scott Allen) reports that a reference implementation to ecmascript 4 (aka javascript 4) was released yesterday.

What you’ll notice right away when you start looking at the Language Overview Whitepaper is that it looks a whole lot more like csharp/C++ now.  Complete with interfaces, real classes, and a bit of typing, ie int, string etc, the language has zoomed past the hack it has been to a full featured language.

K. Scott Allen : ECMAScript 4 – Kitchen Sink Included

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