URLs really? [non-coding][discussion]
Do we really need URLs? There are many ways hackers and hobbyists can get manipulate the servers using URLs and other reasons as well. >URLs Are Surprisingly Complex >Syntaxyness >not too tedious to write and many more Can we have a better alternative to URLs? Everyone is welcomed to post their views on this. If anyone has any sort of ideas(about alternative) are also welcomed to post their ideas. Take your time and think about it. Good luck :)
URLs have served us just fine. Changing something which isn't broken just because it is "old" is the root invitation for poor technology in the name of innovation.
All you have to do is to decrypt datas from the URL because when you pass a user ID for example, you need to use a decryptor or similar to md5 to make it secure and hack-free. Also it is not safe to pass sensitive data like passwords, bank accounts to URL because that's where the hack starts.
Using an IP ;P Anyway for this secure protocols and cryptography are much used
What?!? URLs are in my opinion the most secure way of pointing to another resource on the Internet if used properly. It is not my fault that the normal Internet user is that stupid. There is currently no need for an alternative. URLs are often misconfigured by the admin of the website. Webdevelopers often make small mistakes but with huge impact. I see one major problem here: People often send links to me like this: some-awesome-nonexistent-website.com or http://some-awesome-nonexistent-website.com This is dangerous for multiple reasons. What you should send me instead is this: https://some-awesome-nonexistent-website.com This URL is NOT vulnerable to some kind of dangerous attacks if the admin of the website is not a complete retard. Always use HTTPS! https://code.sololearn.com/WgizuiAHWG76/?ref=app
Sleepy Koala I agree with you. What I am asking is, is there any permanent alternative to URLs. cuz I feel that URLs are quite old. We can try brainstorming on a new and effective alternative. (just for fun).
KrOW nice idea but it is not static(IP), right? what about something a user can easily remember. ------------ my thoughts ------------ I am thinking that if we could have a 'tag' kind of thing instead of URLs. The tag contains encrypted information about the site which is not visible to the users. Even if the user gets redirected to some other page of the same site, the path and parameter won't get displayed. And one more thing is that the 'tags' can be easily shared among people.