[greenstone-users] Greenstone Urls

From Gavin Spomer
DateMon, 17 Sep 2007 14:58:57 -0700
Subject [greenstone-users] Greenstone Urls
I've always wondered why some of the urls in Greenstone are so long. What's the meaning/purpose of all those dashes, digits and other characters that make the url so long? Having done my share of online programing with php, perl, embperl and a bit of cold fusion, a url like the following makes total sense to me:

http://www.gsdlserver.com/cgi-bin/library?a=p&p=about&c=demo

But a url like the following has me scratching me noggin:

http://www.gsdlserver.com/cgi-bin/library?e=p-00000-00---0demo--00-0--0-10-0---0---0direct-10---4-------0-1l--11-en-50---20-about---00-0-1-00-0011-1-0utfZz-8-00&a=d&cl=CL2

Why does this url have to be so long and ugly? (not very readable)

- Gavin