Daily Archives: 2003-12-03

Cruft-free URLs

I just reconfigured my Movable Type blog to use cruft-free URLs. The basic premise is to clean up your URL scheme by removing non-essential information, thus ensuring that your links will live on in the future as you evolve with different web publishing tools and technologies.

In my case, I also wanted to change from my old method of daily archives (one file per calendar day, including one more more posts) to individual archives (one post per file). Among other benefits, this should help with searchability of the site because the entry post will be the same as the page header.

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