I talked in a previous post about Unbreakable Links-- that is, stating every URL in terms of a Google search rather than an absolute address. Great concept, but how do you determine which words on a web page are most likely to generate a unique search result? Well, wonder no more:
This is a companion discussion topic for the original blog entry at: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2004/08/the-incredible-linktron-5000tm.html
I was waiting for this sooo bad…but now I am kind of disappointed, because it does not seem to work right. I tried two simple random URL’s that came to my mind and it didn’t link to the right page.
The one’s I tried:
Well, you linked to the front page of a dynamic website ( dotnetrocks ), which is going to change. For example if you linked to the front page of this blog. Two weeks from now the content would be totally different! Not a good idea.
Try generating keywords from PERMALINKS (eg individual articles) rather than front pages… I think you will be very happy with the result.
Also the 2nd one works fine ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/express )
Which brings me directly to that page!
you are right. It works fine, if you don’t use it for sites that change their content a lot.
I think it would be really cool to have a LinkTron web service, so everybody can start using unbreakable links on their web sites by parsing dynamic content for anchors and replacing them by unbreakable achnors!!!
this is what i got for http://www.codinghorror.com/linktron5k/Default.aspx
The Linkitron kind of funny
"gotchas unbreakable irreversible kidney generates"
is this the newest superhero?
Gotcha, The Irreversible, Unbreakable, Kidney generator!
Ironic: 404 error on the linktron5k link