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What do Twitter and Gawker think of hash-bangs URLs?

My answer to What do Twitter and Gawker think of hash-bangs URLs? on Quora

As of December 2013 (and potentially much earlier, I don’t have the exact dates) both Twitter and a Gawker have moved away from hash bang URLs, so my guess is they turned out not to be a good idea.

Most browsers now support the HTML5 history API which allows the usage of proper URLs while still fetching new content using Ajax without triggering a full page request.

This is What do Twitter and Gawker think of hash-bangs URLs? by Simon Willison, posted on 8th December 2013.

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