Broken URLs still abound

The mob I work for, eVision, are looking for an extra person, so they put an ad on Seek for the position.

Seek’s URLs are broken. The only way to get a URL that you can link to or send to somebody is to use their own “Email this job to a friend” feature and send it to yourself. That way you get a sensible, working URL, such as:

http://www.seek.com.au/showjob.asp?jobid=6946759

rather than the broken one you get by copying it off the browser (even after clicking through the above), which is something like:

http://www.seek.com.au/users/apply/index.ascx?Sequence=82&PageNumber=1&ChannelID=1&SiteID=1&JobId=6946759&Keywords=

which goes to an error page that complains that your browser doesn’t take cookies (even if your browser does take cookies).

Dick Smith Electronics’ otherwise excellent web site suffers from a similar problem.

Jakob Nielsen’s article URL as UI remains as relevant — and as unfollowed — as ever.

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