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RE: Full URL if Proxy ?

From: Josh Cohen <joshco@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 19:35:22 -0700
Message-Id: <8B57882C41A0D1118F7100805F9F68B50631A288@RED-MSG-45>
To: "'wendy@cs.ualberta.ca'" <wendy@cs.ualberta.ca>, http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
try adding a slash '/' after ~wendy..
like: http://server/~wendy/
the browser probably doesnt realize that it is within
a subdirectory.  This can be cause by the server not
redirecting the original URL to a slash terminated
on or to the actual file..
Redirect http://server/~wendy to:
either
1) http://server/~wendy/
2) http://server/~wendy/index.html


> -----Original Message-----
> From: wendy@cs.ualberta.ca [mailto:wendy@cs.ualberta.ca]
> Sent: Thursday, September 24, 1998 9:29 AM
> To: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> Cc: wendy@cs.ualberta.ca
> Subject: Full URL if Proxy ?
> 
> 
> HI, has anyone encounter the following problem:
>  
> I run netscape as the client browser talking to an apache web server.
> In between them there is a proxy server sitting on the client
> machine.  The proxy serve simply do tunneling now.
>  
>  I request the first url, e.g. http://www.cs.ualbert.ca/~wendy, which
>  is my home dir in my research acct.
>  
>  Then I request a link on the page, which in the html page is simply
>  pointing to a file in a subdirectory, e.g. <a 
> href="subdir/hello.html">
>  
>  The request header received upon the second request is not 
> what I read
>  from the http 1.1 spec....
>  
>  Received:
>  GET http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/subdir/hello.html HTTP/1.1
>  
>  Instead of what I expected to be 
>  GET http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~wendy/subdir/hello.html HTTP/1.1
>  (recall full path if thru proxy)
>  
>  Does anyone know why ?  This happens every so often.  Is 
> this an apache
>  server or netscape browser bug ???
>  
>  Thanks in advance for any responses....
>  Wendy
>  
> 
Received on Thursday, 24 September 1998 19:37:38 EDT

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