[ic] Removing cgi-bin/cat and ?id=<session_id>

Peter peter at pajamian.dhs.org
Tue Feb 16 06:18:49 UTC 2010

On 14/02/10 11:06, Ronald Colcernian wrote:
> So after all of this, when you go to www.domain.com/index.html the index
> page still renders all of the URL's with the id=<session_id> suffixed.
> But if you click on any URL the next page render without id=<session_id>
> suffixed, assuming you have cookies enabled, and thats fantastic and
> exactly what you want. Well almost!
> (I have studied the source code and because there is no cookie set when
> handling the first rendering of index.html, the source code adds the id=
> string until it knows that cookies are enabled in the users browser, and
> when enabled id= disappears on the following page turns.)
> Wouldn't we want the first rendering of the index.html page to render
> URL's without the id string?  Isn't that one of the more important pages
> for the search engine?
> If so, I have started and not yet finished modifying Server.pm, and
> Session.pm to make the assumption that the end user has cookies enabled,
> and writing some JavaScript to test if the browser has cookies enable,
> and if not post this information automatically to tell interchange that
> oops no cookies for this user/session better append id? and then render
> index.html with id= suffixed.
> It just feels like somebody else has solved this and I'm going about
> this the hard way, and perhaps not in a way that will actually work?

If the robot is properly identified by IC (and nearly all of them are)
then IC won't put id= in the URL anyways.  In other words, google won't
see it that way.


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