Hash URIs

Gawker have redesigned their sites, including lifehacker and various others, such that all URIs look like http://{domain}#!{path-to-content} – the #! is the hash-bang. The home page on the domain serves up a static HTML page that pulls in Javascript that interprets the path-to-content and requests that content through AJAX, which it then slots into the page. The sites all suffered an outage when, for whatever reason, the Javascript couldn¿t load: without working Javascript you couldn¿t actually view any of the content on the site.
 
All matters of design involve weighing different choices against some criteria that you decide on implicitly or explicitly: there is no single right way of doing things on the web.

At http://www.jenitennison.com/blog/node/154 Jeni Tennison explores the choices that are available to web developers around hash URIs and discusses how to mitigate the negative aspects of adopting the hash-bang pattern.

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