We're addressing the wrong level

· Best Practices

All praises to the LazyWeb, David Galbraith has made a point I’ve been pussyfooting around for ages: on the web, the permalink’s the thing (not the page). Pages are just framing devices for any number of items, each of which must be addressable individually. Not just addressable, but also indexable and hence searchable. That’s why in the long run I’d rather have a Feedster than a Google. Google may love weblogs but it still points people to the page it originally found an item on, not necesarily that page’s permanent archive location.