absinthe wrote: Well, I can't speak for them, but I would guess no... At least not your christmas list. The feature list for 2.0 is locked (and has been for some time) I bet they would consider it for 2.2 though... or at least listen
I know that google can find urls with the query string at the end, although I think some of the other engines, like AV, have trouble with this.
Check out google's mad skeelz:
I totally agree with you that Google can find url's with query strings. As a matter of fact google can also read pdf, word, excel, adobe postscripts, powerpoint and rich text format too. Along with Google, Altavista and Fast are also well known search engiens that will crawl urls with query strings.
However, if there where 2 similer pages but one with a plain url and other with query string in the url, the first one will have better chance to get ranked.
I will eagerly wait for the realease of PHPBB2 with this feature [if Dev teams plans to include it]
:p Vishal Thakkar :p
P.S.. Just a side note, pages with .htm and .html stands better chance compared to .shtml and lot lot lot better chance when compared to all other formats. [.asp, .cfm. phtml, .pl, .php, with query string and any other]