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  • adjective Relating to or containing cruft
  • adjective Internet Poorly built and overly-complex, and unpleasant.


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  • Two stars out of five. If a word has this tag, it's a minor irritant that should probably just go away. But I'm not losing sleep over it.

    October 6, 2007

  • When referring to URLs, 'cruft' is the parts which are only relevant or meaningful to the people who created the site, such as implementation details of the computer system which serves the page. Examples of URL cruft include file extensions such as .php or .html, and internal organisational details such as /public/ or /~users/john/work/drafts/ (see also Clean URLs).

    November 1, 2007