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Re: URI reference to a directory

From: Israel Viente <israel_viente@il.vio.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 15:20:46 +0200
Message-ID: <07f101c36d67$55236d30$a7357395@stil.scitex.com>
To: "Daniel Brockman" <daniel@brockman.nu>, "Stefan Eissing" <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>

Thanks for the answers. That clears the issue for file URL.

But even in http, if I have "http://a/b/c/g/" it can result in getting
and "http://a/b/c/g" can result in getting "http://a/b/c/g" (g file).

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stefan Eissing" <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>
To: "Daniel Brockman" <daniel@brockman.nu>
Cc: "Israel Viente" <israel_viente@il.vio.com>; <uri@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: URI reference to a directory

> Am Mittwoch, 27.08.03, um 21:40 Uhr (Europe/Berlin) schrieb Daniel
> Brockman:
> >
> > Israel Viente wrote:
> >> Can a URI reference to a folder and not a file ?
> >> How can you distinguish between a file URI and a folder one ?
> >
> > As I understand it, any URL ending with a slash identifies a directory,
> > while any other identifies either a file or a directory.
> That would be true for file: URIs. For other URI schemes you generally
> cannot deduce such a thing. Pure HTTP does not have the concept of
> a "file" or "directory". A client makes a GET on the URI and will
> get a representation (or 404 or something else).
> WebDAV, as extension of HTTP, defines "collections" which behave
> like folders in a file system. A client performs a PROPFIND request
> and asks the server for the type of the resource.
> //Stefan
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