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For some reason this question (from Oct 2010) has more recently been deleted but was still available on stackprinter.com. I had the accepted answer and was looking high and low for it to use as reference on another question.


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comment Usage of special characters in the URL path instead of query-strings to allow relative linking in a web proxy
@emilhem Yes, I don't think you necessarily need to change anything. It would be interesting to hear the "complaints" of others who believe this is breaking the specification - and why this is a concern? As mentioned above, as far as I can see, it's just the interpretation of the path segments that could throw someone - but why this would be a problem I don't know.
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comment Usage of special characters in the URL path instead of query-strings to allow relative linking in a web proxy
@StephenOstermiller Yes, that should still preserve the slashes, just as encoding the colon will preserve the colon - this URL still needs to be parsed (inc. unescaped) by the proxy, which I assume is what's happening. (Although admittedly, by default, on Apache an encoded slash in the path part will result in an instant 404, so would perhaps need to look into the AllowEncodedSlashes directive if deciding to go this route.)
19h
comment Usage of special characters in the URL path instead of query-strings to allow relative linking in a web proxy
So, I think, the URL should perhaps (more correctly) be expressed as: https://organization.proxive.se/proxive/https:%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F (?)
20h
comment Usage of special characters in the URL path instead of query-strings to allow relative linking in a web proxy
"you would need to escape ... the :" - although I believe a : is valid in a path segment in an absolute URL. In fact all chars would seem to be valid in the path part. However, I think the confusion lies in the use of the slash, in what is essentially a single path segment? The slash is the path segment delimiter, so cannot be unescaped in a single path segment. The https://www.google.com/ part is really one path segment, as it is being read by the proxy, however, any other system parsing the URL would see this as an additional 3 (maybe 4) path segments on the parent URL. (?)
20h
comment Usage of special characters in the URL path instead of query-strings to allow relative linking in a web proxy
Ah I see, but how do you handle the situation when an alternative BASE URL has been specified in the document? (Or a root-relative URL like @StephenOstermiller mentions - unless perhaps your proxy works in the root of your site?)
Dec
18
comment Usage of special characters in the URL path instead of query-strings to allow relative linking in a web proxy
A bit of an aside, but I'm curious... why wouldn't "a solution that uses query-string .. allow this"? Isn't what you are doing essentially the same as a query string, as I assume you are manually parsing the URL and passing this path segment to your application? (You could even be URL rewriting this URL to one with a query string?)
Dec
17
comment Fastest Redirection on Apache Server with Wordpress for a Small ~200 Page Website
How does the "200 pages" vs "20 links" relate? Are you changing just "20 links" or links to all "200 pages"?
Dec
17
reviewed Approve How to track conversion funnels across multiple domains with Google Analytics, getClicky, and CloudFlare
Dec
12
comment Bypass A-Record Propagation
If you are moving the hosting because the old host is "unreliable", are you sure you want to keep the DNS with the old host?
Dec
12
comment Providing hyperlink in a page to the top of the page with <a href="#top>. Any problems with that?
Linking to #top "works", even when an appropriate anchor does not exist, for the same reason #does-not-exist "works". You could also just use #. A bit of an aside, but... I wonder how many users actually use "back to top" links?!
Dec
11
revised Is Google less likely to index URLs that don't match the directory structure of the page they are linked from?
Formatted URLs, removed thanks
Dec
11
comment Is Google less likely to index URLs that don't match the directory structure of the page they are linked from?
@zigojacko: I don't think it is "duplicate". There is /award-winners and /winners/John, not /award-winners/John.
Dec
11
comment Is Google less likely to index URLs that don't match the directory structure of the page they are linked from?
"Does Google dislike this?" - No. You are thinking too hard. URLs can point to anywhere from anywhere. What you describe won't influence ranking directly.
Dec
9
comment Can referrer-based web page content be SEO friendly?
Have you tried getting the searched keywords from the "Google referer"? See: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/59794/…
Dec
8
comment When a mod_rewrite redirect is in place, do absent <img>s still cost more server time than present <img>s?
"the images are the primary content" - Well, in this case these images should be in img tags. Background images are not considered part of the page content. This isn't just an SEO issue, but also one of accessibility. Background images also don't get printed (by default) - accessibility (again).
Dec
6
comment Will a Cloned Site Get Indexed Without Links to Inner Pages
I thought it was necessary, when setting up cross-domain canonical links, to validate ownership of both domains in GWT. However, I can't find reference of this at the moment.
Dec
6
comment Prevent my hosting server from adding a JavaScript snippet to my page?
@GonzaloHLl: Now that sounds like cloaking, which is against Google's T&C's!
Dec
5
comment (SEO)Should I use Wordpress as a website, or contain Wordpress in my website, or neither
These 3 approaches won't necessarily make any difference to SEO. I'm curious why you think it will?
Dec
4
revised Mixed content - SSL Problem or Opencart?
Modified title
Dec
4
revised Mixed content - SSL Problem or Opencart?
Added error from screenshot