Advanced $GET_ Use?
I've seen some sites that have URLs like:
This is a neat trick I would like to be able to learn myself. Is $GET_ used to do this? I assume there isn't a folder on the server for each article (because there would really be a ton of them).
A real working example of these neat URLs: http://digg.com/technology/WHAT_EVER..._TO_CHANNEL_1_
there are a number of ways.
The first I learned was to use an error page which checked the URL, if it was fitting their "form" then they sent a header saying page found and supplied the correct page.
I think mod_rewrite (apache) can also be used to accomplish this...
I imagine mod_rewrite is being used on most sites for this sort of thing. If you run apache, mod_rewrite is definitely worth checking out.