ZAML 2.0 added permalinks, a URL for each ZAML that could be copied into an e-mail or another Website. I tried several things: bare URL with an anchor (e.g.,
http://zaml.us/#AbcD89) or a query parameter (e.g.,
http://zaml.us/?AbcD89). Neither played well with Google Analytics (GA) and with no server, that was the easiest way to track traffic.
Amazon S3 allows specifying an error document for a Website. This catches all missing pages and other errors. Ruby classes have something similar, a
method_missing method. A common practice is to use it to extend a class at runtime, based on runtime information, e.g. dynamic find methods that search by a column in the database. Think of it as lazy evaluation of infrequently used methods.
With this insight, I could use the usual URL form, (e.g.,
Amazon S3 is ridiculously cheap. You can store gigabytes for the cost of the smallest EC2 server. I was optimizing the wrong thing. So ZAML 3.0 has a full HTML page for each quote. I expect Google and the other search engines to start indexing ZAML soon. To play even better with the search engines, ZAML 3.1 will include a