A plea for more predictable URL's

Why shouldn’t Uniform Resource Locators be more, well, uniform? Jon Udell makes an excellent point that URL’s could be a lot more predictable. Shouldn’t there be uniform format for a search URL (e.g. http://domain/search?q=… ) , so you can more easily construct a search? He goes on to say: “Some other de facto standards that could benefit from direct or indirect standardization: /about, /products, /faq, /press, /news, /developers, /jobs”
I saw this proposal years ago, and it’s still a good one. I’d like to see news and information sites develop a set of standards for URL’s.

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