Human friendly URLs
Please break your URL scheme convention that your still using since 2003. Make them human readable. Short... simple... professional.
How do we make these in Sharepoint modern sites for promotional print items or email campaigns? eg: mysite.com/promo
There needs to be an app to shorten the tremendously long URLs on this site.
Yes I realize that it is possible to hyperlink in an email but then users have to constantly refer to the email.
Robb Eesh commented
When you look at a list item, you'll get this :
This part does nothing : "&ContentTypeId=0x0100AA2768E60D9DFF4D9EB1BA9B6ECE7980"
It could be entirely removed, which could allow us to only display https://company.sharepoint.com/sites/MyAmazingSite/Lists/MyAmazingList/DispForm.aspx?ID=33
It's not amazing, but its much better, you at least see that the URL points to item #33.
We should be able to remove the "DispForm.aspx?" part too, and make it optional. If you want to use another view than default, you can set that in parameters, but we could sensibly use the default view as... default ?
Lastrly, we should be able to choose which unique field can be used for urls. We could for example choose another ID field, especially for data imports. We could also set a "slug" field, so we could end up with a URL like this :
Jamie Thomson commented
URLs in SharePoint are horrible, just horrible. Here's some examples from our O365 tenant:
https://tenant/_layouts/15/me.aspx?u=23336553-9876-43f9-b1b3-d07ee856148a&v=work - That's the URL for my profile on Delve. What on earth does "_layouts/15" mean? What's that ugly GUID doing in there? What does "v=work" mean? How about a nice sensible URL like...ooo, let's see, oh, I know... https://tenant/people/jamiet Don't you think that might be more sensible? Something that someone could actually type into their browser?
Here's another beauty:
Good god, what IS all that crap? "_layouts/15" again? Reeeeally? And do I need to know that its an .aspx page? Of course I don't, that rubbish shouldn't be exposed.
Saving the best for last, viewing a document in the browser:
What the hell is a wopiframe? (I actually do know but the average joe doesn't need to see it). At least you managed to get the name of the document into this, progress at least. But would this be so difficult: https://tenant/sites/site-collection/team-site/file=Market%20Analyst%20Contacts.xlsx&action=default ? That's something I could legitimately type into a browser.
There are a great many things I don't like about SharePoint but the URLs are way out in front of everything else. Please, fix this horrible state of affairs.
For reference, please read Ben Balter's excellent article on URLs, especially the "great URLs" section: http://ben.balter.com/2014/10/07/expose-process-through-urls/#great-urls