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Re: Collections and Request-URIs

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@apache.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 11:53:44 -0700
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org
To: "Clemm, Geoff" <gclemm@rational.com>
Message-Id: <35EDD9E0-8548-11D6-B3A8-000393753936@apache.org>

On Thursday, June 20, 2002, at 08:29  PM, Clemm, Geoff wrote:
> I don't think anybody was proposing that an intermediary server
> that is just forwarding the request along would make the decision
> about whether trailing slashes are semantically meaningful.
> It would just forward the URL along to the server that is actually
> going to perform the requested method.  But the server that is
> actually performing the requested method should feel free to ignore
> trailing slashes, if that is the semantics that it wants to provide.

It cannot do so because it doesn't know whether or not the other
server is gating requests based on that difference.

Received on Friday, 21 June 2002 14:55:01 UTC

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