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Rewriting URLs to make them friendly

edited July 2008 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
This is half-bug and half-feature, so let's start with the problem that prompted this topic:

If I link to a file in a Folder A, then add a new folder that comes before Folder A alphabetically, the "directory ID" (did as FB calls it) increments to accommodate this new directory.

Although it would be hard to keep a persistent state on the did's, it's necessary in one form or another. One way would be to use .htaccess RewriteRules to redirect, say, /index.php/foldername/photoname to the appropriate file.

Thoughts? Any way to do this easily that I'm not thinking of?


  • Hmm. Interesting. Though you realise that you can still access the files directly and filebrowser gives you a link to do so?
  • Well yes, but then you don't get the nice site interface + the auto-resizing etc. For me that's half the goodness of FB.
  • Adding comment so I get notifications.
  • What he said ^. I'd like nice-urls too, the ?fpp=10&did=2 blah is horrible.
  • So you mean we can't link to categories or they will eventually change?! :o Then filebrowser would lose all it's purpose, wouldn't it? :( Unless I install filebrowser in each subdirectory, which I won't do... I hope there is a solution to this!
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