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#1 witt

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 10:44 PM

Is it better to send IDs or names via GET?

site.com/user.php?uid=2992

or

site.com/user.php?name=hello

#2 homchz

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 10:52 PM

Totally misread that question :lol:

I use both and determine where i need them.

If it is a known item. I use words.

If it is unknown and could be many I use numbers.

My example
http://localhost/JoshuaJones/blog/index.php?page=comment&action=add&tid=288

page=comment: I know there are only certian named pages.
action=add: You can either add or read on the comment page
tid=28: The user chose the topic, and I can never know which they want to I use numbers here to make the rest of my realtions easier.

#3 poirot

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 10:55 PM

I think it should understand both. While numeric id's are easier to program, humans are not good to memorize numbers.

Like:

showprofile.php?p=poirot is easier than showprofile.php?p=8844
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