Pretty URL Metadata - Fluid Topics - 3.4 - Technical Notes

Empower Metadata with Fluid Topics

Product
Fluid Topics
Fluid Topics Version
3.4
Category
Technical Notes
Language
English
Target Audience
public

Pretty URLs are a type of semantic metadata. They provide a meaningful and non-ambiguous URL for both structured and unstructured content. When one user shares a pretty URL with another user, pretty URLs gives the second user an at-a-glance preview of what the content is about.

The following line shows an example of a pretty URL for a structured document:

https://doc.customer.com/r/my-pretty-url

The following line shows an example of a pretty URL for an unstructured document:

https://doc.customer.com/v/u/my-pretty-url

Creating meaningful and non-ambiguous URLs depends on the source content and its metadata, and is as such the responsibility of the content owner.

To separate sections, valid characters include dashes ( "-"), underscores ( "_") or slashes ( "/").

It is possible to define pretty URLs in the following ways:

  • Configure Automatic Pretty URL Generation
  • Use a Web Service to Define a Pretty URL
  • Define a Pretty URL Within Source Content