Microsoft has done something that happens to intersect with a pet peeve of mine. Here’s a page containing a reference for DHTML Objects, and its URL is:


The URL would appear to point to a perfectly logical file structure on the Web site. For example, you’d think that you could take objects.asp off the end and get the full DHTML reference, or take off reference/objects.asp and get to their DHTML page. Not so. Would it be too much trouble to make it easier on people who get there from a search engine by making that sort of thing work? Even if you don’t want to organize your URLs that way, it would be simple to set up redirects that sent users who hack their own URLs to the right place. It just boggles my mind that a company would pretend to organize their files so cleanly but then not go through with it.

On a slightly related note, this is the must-bookmark URL.