buddhu - 8:08 pm on Dec 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
g1smd: Yes indeed. Browsers handle them fine. Is the same true for search spiders?
Lucy and Pete: Don't get me started... Not only is the server platform not my choice, to be honest neither is anything else about the site. Our current web designer and I share acute frustration on a daily basis.
SEO is claimed by the MD to be important, yet he repeatedly approves stuff behind my back. The web designer has inherited a site that has been hacked together by a procession of short-lived designers. No sensible structure or information architecture.
Too many people can change the site and do so without regard for document/site management processes that are in place. In fact, some people seem to deliberately circumvent things such as Sourcesafe... Madness.
Our IT manager *will not* use ISAPI rewrite on the server. Claims some nebulous security issue that prevents him configuring it properly. We had some problems with PCI compliance recently and paranoia now rules the roost.
Also, anything I want done regarding server config the IT manager and server admin play dumb and claim it can't be done. I'm ok on Apache, but I'm no Microsoft server specialist.
a LOT of difficult office politics that are hard to describe here.
Seriously considering just chucking it all and doing freelance full time, but then freelance clients can be almost as difficult.