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He's really needs to know some details of how AdSense interprets URLs.
Specifically, he wants to know if:
...will be treated the same as
Actually, he and I would both love to know whether this'll flummox the MediaBot and *ALSO* whether this'll cause PageRank diffusion issues (e.g., if some link to the first URL and others link to the second URL). With practically identical content, will this dilute PR? Will this trigger a duplicate page penalty?
The reason why 'othervar' is there at all is to maintain the state of navigation... that is, to note whether a visitor is looking at the pic of me and Christiana in the "Adam" Gallery or the "Christiana" gallery, and provide next pic / previous pic functionality appropriately.
Thanks in advance for any insight you have into this!
(and is something that would be useful to directly e-mail as a question to AdSense staff or even Webmaster at Google.com?)
This gives Google more help, but also looks rather a lot more friendly, don't you think?
You can do this using a custom 404 error page.