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Re: URI reference to a directory

From: Daniel Brockman <daniel@brockman.nu>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 17:46:06 +0200
Message-ID: <012a01c36d7b$7eaf0470$6db670d5@wigwam>
To: "Israel Viente" <israel_viente@il.vio.com>, "Stefan Eissing" <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>

"Stefan Eissing" <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de> wrote:
>
> Am Donnerstag, 28.08.03, um 15:20 Uhr (Europe/Berlin) schrieb Israel
> Viente:
>
> > 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
> > "http://a/b/c/g/default.html"
> > and "http://a/b/c/g" can result in getting "http://a/b/c/g" (g file).
>
> Yes. In HTTP (GET) there are no folders, only resources.
>

So does http://a/b identify the same resource as http://a/b/, and, if it
doesn't, what is the semantical difference?

>
> > ----- 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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