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Re: Page Relocate

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 08:53:18 +0100
Message-ID: <48B7AAEE.7080209@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: Ryan Jean <ryanj@disnetwork.org>, 'wai-ig list' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Ryan Jean wrote:
> Couple questions:
> 1. Is there a period before "htaccess"?

.htaccess originates in web servers that were developed on Unix.  I 
don't believe IIS honours it at all and Windows ports of the Unix 
developed servers are likely to drop the initial dot.

Incidentally, it is important to understand that Unix is extensively 
used for web servers as it is case sensitive and doesn't use \ as a 
filename component delimiter.  Quite a few web sites have broken because 
people have confused case or misused \ (the latter compounded by some 
Windows browsers attempting repair).

David Woolley
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
Received on Friday, 29 August 2008 07:52:44 UTC

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