Semantic URL’s are one of the things I always wanted to have in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Since the first time I have opened an Internet facing site made in SharePoint 2007 I knew it would be great if the Pages part of the URL could be removed as well as the .aspx extension.
I believe that everyone working on Web Content Management (WCM) solutions would agree, that semantic URL’s are very important in today’s Web. First of all they are much more user friendly. Visitors are able to memorize certain URL’s based on their information. Compare for example http://mycompany.com/Division/Services with http://www.mycompany.com/Division/Pages/Services.aspx. The second one will be obviously much more difficult to remember for someone who doesn’t know SharePoint.