Everyone knows that the "current" way to do things is to have user-readable URLs. Like:
When exactly did people start making web technologies handling this though? I remember in the dark ages of the early 2000s, I don't remember ever seeing a friendly URL. In fact, I think Stackoverflow (in 2008/9) may have been the first time I noticed them.
When exactly did this become so popular, and what were the first servers/frameworks built with friendly URLs in mind?
I'm interested as well in when rewriting to friendly URLs became common, and when serving friendly URLs natively became common