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    Pages that don't exist


    What is the actual method or algorithm for creating pages that don't actually exist...
    in other words when you load up filenames that don't actually exist, but are kept in the memory or whatever?
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    What? Are you talking about using CGI to build and return HTML pages to browsers?
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    For example, on the guardian website, they have filenames like
    0001,15513,1551663.html
    This obviously isnt an actual page, but an ID for an article or something. Where is the actual file that loads the article in, and how does it work?
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    They probably used Apache's MOD_REWRITE, like I did. Or, they could have used FORCETYPE. Check out Apache's documentation for more information.

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    Or Alternatively


    It may be that these pages are flat html files that are generated from a content management system. A lot of the high end content management system do this to maximise web server resources.

    That said if you wanted to simulate published html pages then 4Life is spot on.

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