A techy post reporting on some work in progress, and seeking suggestions! …
A while back we introduced various new URL formats like:
which would allow someone at that postcode to put a link 'cycle here' on their website.
This is designed so that the user needing to plan a journey would just follow the link, type in where they want to start from, and click 'Plan'.
We've been working on some more formats lately (well, actually, last night until 3am!). This is a quick 'work-in-progress' post, and we'd welcome any ideas.
You can enter /to/ or /from/, can enter postcodes, lat/lon and can add an optional label at the end. Examples:
Both – London to Cambridge:
Lat,lon, with or without a zoom level:
With a customised label added:
There are also the area homepages, which can be combined with the above:
Very experimental, and not yet working well: including the NameCapitalised in the URL, e.g.
What other formats could be useful?
Once we've finalised them, we'll turn them into a nice interface like the Link page has.
Definitely stop reading now if you're not a techy :)
The regexp for these is not very nice! /journey/<from>/<to>/ is done using: