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Why do some categories have ID#'s in URL?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by cmeinck, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. cmeinck

    cmeinck Well-Known Member

  2. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

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  3. Gary

    Gary Active Member

    My guess is SEO and for URL rewrites. You could potentially have categories with the same name:

    Parent Category A
    ->Sub Cat 1

    Parent Category B
    ->Sub Cat 1

    With the rewrite it would only send you to the first Sub Category 1 and never the second one. The category number help to identify it as which is which

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