I'm trying do a lookup on the API using only the data I can glean from the URL itself. Take, for example, Mario's page:
From what I can tell, the word "mario" is ignored and is just there to make the URL human-readable. Instead, Giant Bomb seems to use the numbers (94-177) to resolve the resource and forward to its page. Now, all of the characters I've looked up start with "94-" so I assume "94" stands for character. If you look up /character/177 in the API, it returns Mario's details so 177 must be Mario's ID.
Now, my question is, is there a more straightforward way of finding an object based on its URL? Or do I need to figure out the ID for each object type and store those in my application for making requests?