SimulateStaticDocuments (SSD) is the name of a TypoScript command. It is used to convert TYPO3's default URLs with GET parameters (like
/index.php?id=123) into pseudo-static URLs (like
The simulated static URLs are better readable for human visitors. Also it can improve search engine optimization. A similar, but much more sophisticated, way to convert URLs into speaking URLs is by using the realurl extension.
|is a setting in the TypoScript template||an extension needs to be installed and configured|
|is easier to configure||offers far more possibilities for URL rewriting|
|can generate XHTML files that are stored physically on the web server||no static files can be stored on the web server|