I see this from time to time – a web site has a pagination are on the bottom of the page:
, but when I click on page 2 (I start navigation from page 1, the homepage), the URL, instead of changing to something like:
, changes into:
I understand the IT reasons behind it (having a page 1 as an actual page 1 may lead to duplicate content, if not handled properly, and the first paginated result is, actually, page 2), but it’s illogical to click on page 3 and the URL to change on page 2.
It happens more often than not.
People expect symmetry.
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