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Of archives and architecture

Anja Rau recently blogged her problems working around a mistake she made setting up the archives at Flickwerk, and as mentioned previously, Mark Bernstein has been reflecting on the structural challenges faced by blogs, especially the archiving issue. I'm just about at the point where my archive is going to need some help. After 3 months and almost 50 posts (not a heavy posting rate by any means), my archive file is over 100KB, which to me means it's getting too fat. Question is, how do I structure the archives in the future so that (a) it works better (including proper handling of internal links) and (b) I don't kill all bookmarks to the old posts? No answers yet, but expect some changes soon.