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Thread ID, user ID, post ID... what about tag ID?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by ForestForTrees, Jan 19, 2016.

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  1. ForestForTrees

    ForestForTrees Well-Known Member

    I always thought that having numeric IDs to identify threads, nodes, users and posts, etc., was an elegant and efficient way to handle redirects, etc.

    For those who don't know what I'm talking about, look at the numbers at the end of each of these URLs.
    https://xenforo.com/community/forums/general-xenforo-discussion-and-feedback.45/
    https://xenforo.com/community/threads/is-it-possible-to-use-xenforo-login-with-html-site.111118/
    https://xenforo.com/community/members/brogan.521/
    https://xenforo.com/community/posts/940485/
    https://xenforo.com/community/tags/architecture/
    (You can actually delete the words and a nice redirect will be made.)

    I'm just curious - purely from a geek perspective - does anyone know why tag IDs aren't in the URL of tag pages?

    In closing, for my fellow yanks:

    (we didn't have Doctor Who, so we had to settle for Sesame Street. Sad.)
     
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  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Generally just a nicer URL. You'll note that you don't have to have it for forums. For example: https://xenforo.com/community/forums/announcements/
     
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