The clue to the usefulness of the world wide web is in its name. It’s a web. You click on links to follow your thread through many different sites.
A well constructed site will expose precise web accessible addresses for all of its content. Occasionally you’ll hear about a site (generally a large corporate site) that objects to people linking to “deep links” (where you link directly to the content of that you’re interested in rather than going via the front page of a site) but generally web site owners seem to have understood the benefits of the web-like nature of.. er… the web.
It’s nice to know that Tim and friends are getting under their skins enough to justify them implementing these changes. But I wonder where it will go from here. I’m pretty sure that Tim and co. have far more techie friends than Dale and Staines.