For a while now I have noticed that several websites use these unusual comma-delimited file offsets. Most of the sites that use them are news sites. To me, it seems like it is some system to uniquely identify files, because each filename is unique, and no other news site uses the same number. For example, a random file from guardian.co.uk: http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/st...078616,00.html
. I did a google search to only find that this is the only site that has used that filename. But, what does it mean? Does some corporate pay-system use it? Does anybody have any insight?
Some more sites:
used to use it, but it now seems that they are using a different system.
uses a similar system, but with dashes and underscores