By Noah | March 7, 2011
There are excellent introductions to the !# controversy available from Tim Bray (Broken links) and Mike Davies (Breaking the Web with hasb-bangs), but Jeni Tennison last night posted a truly remarkable, detailed and insightful analysis. Very, very highly recommended. I confess that I’m not entirely comfortable with her conclusion that “hash-bang URIs are an important pattern that will be around for several years because they offer many benefits compared to their alternatives”. My own opinion is closer to: avoid these wherever possible, particularly for document-oriented content. Still, Jeni’s analysis is terrific, and she’s got good links to many other postings.