How to make PHP pages search engine friendly

David Moore mooredp at
Fri Jul 30 15:34:46 EDT 2004

I am attempting to create some dynamically generated web pages using PHP
(with an mySQL database in the backend) for our library research guides,
etc, but I want to make them search engine friendly. It is my understanding
that the url cannot have ? and & characters, but I need to replace them with

I have found a few web pages that explain how to do this using
$path_info, etc., but I'm not having much luck with it. I have PHP loaded on
a Windows 2000 server.

Therefore I was wondering if anyone out there has already achieved this and
if so, can you show me how you did it? Thanks!

David P. Moore
Electronic Resources/Business Librarian
M. Louis Salmon Library
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35899
FAX: 256-824-6083
mooredp at

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