appdb feature request: hide the ugly urls

Vitaliy Margolen wine-devel at
Sun Feb 17 18:22:25 CST 2008

Dan Kegel wrote:
> On Feb 17, 2008 3:19 PM, Remco <remco47 at> wrote:
>>> Adobe Premiere is currently at
>>> but it'd be so slick to see instead
>> That's relatively easy to do with mod_rewrite. But it would have to be something like:
>> All the info is still in the URL (which mod_rewrite can extract), but it does look less scary.
> Not quite good enough.   People need to be able to guess the
> URL.  We should be able to look up 'adobe-premiere' and get '128'.
> So maybe
> - Dan
I don't think that would work all that well. As-is AppDB having all sorts of 
problem with it's search function. You want to break all the links as well? 
Granted having all the links as some ID to some cryptic script is even worse.

If you want the link to be a application's name, how about games with a huge 
long name? Like "Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars 1.x". Is that easier to 
enter? I don't think so.

IMHO just fixing the search and getting rid of all those banners in the 
search results would be much more helpful.


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