TheMadScientist - 8:03 am on Mar 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Actually, stripping all the query_strings is not that much more complex ... It can be done with a couple of lines in the .htaccess, and could easily be added to the canonicalization or other redirects ... ? at the end of the redirect strips it, so all that has to happen is a ? to be added to the current redirect locations and a condition added to the www non-www canonicalization that checks for a query string ... and it probably sounds more complicated to read about than it is.
You're right it is a bit more complicated, but not very much imo ... And, yes, the real 'complication' comes in if you need to remove 'most' but not the rest.