Jim Reverend (revjim) wrote in lj_dev,
Jim Reverend
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calling all search engines

LiveJournal currently uses links of the following format in order to access an individual entry:

http://www.livejournal.com/talkpost.bml?itemid=7520663


Most search engines REFUSE to follow a link with a "?" in it.

The Calendar view (one day at a time) uses a format like the following:

http://revjim.livejournal.com/day/2001/07/18


This IS search engine friendly.

I think talkpost.bml and talkread.bml should be modified to accept a URL like the following:

http://www.livejournal.com/talkpost.bml/7520663


This will make them search engine friendly and allow more LiveJournal content to be spidered (unless of course the user chooses to add the robots.txt entry to stop indexing by search engines).

The existing "?" format should be retained in order to preserve any preexisting links to entries


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