I’ve implemented this rev=”canonical” idea on http://free.naplesplus.us in the hopes that it catches on further.
It wasn’t hard to put together. I followed the style used on php.net like so:
http://free.naplesplus.us/articles/view.php/50574/colcourt is the original
and in the header, I have:
<link rev=”canonical” rel=”self alternate shorter shorturl shortlink” href=”http://free.naplesplus.us/go.php/colcourt” />
which is the form used on php.net, which I happen to like, as it takes into account not only the rev=canonical, but ALSO the rel= self, or alternate or shorter or shorturl or shortlink ideas, which are ALSO excellent notions.
If I wanted to go further, I will probably do a mod-rewrite to make the go.php into go
But I figured since I had this GREAT nick-name system already in place that I was hardly taking any advantage of on my CMS (YACS – a little known system out of france), I might as well use it.
It’s not MUCH shorter (maybe 5-10 characters shorter at best – and some of them end up being LONGER) – but I figure that it’s a beginning of a great idea!
Ken Udut of Naples Florida