Re: WHICH HTML-CODE is better to use?

Steven Champeon (
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 10:58:17 -0400

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Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 10:58:17 -0400
To: (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet),
From: Steven Champeon <>
Subject: Re: WHICH HTML-CODE is better to use?
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At 04:37 PM 4/10/97 +0200, Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet graced us with:
=BB=A0In article <>, wrote:
=BB=A0> I have a question probably many of us like to have answered:
=BB=A0> Which one of these versions of the same html-code works fastest
=BB=A0> and WHY? ( I'm a perfectionist, so I'd really like to know, even if
=BB=A0> it's only about nano-sec's loading time! )
=BB=A0> <A HREF=3D""></A>
=BB=A0> <A HREF=3D""></A>

Something worth considering, and more to the point of the original
poster's question, is an URL like this:

<a href=3D"">Charlie's directory</a>

If /directory contains a default file, such as "index.html", most
servers will send back a 302 with the appropriate URL:


<a href=3D"">Charlie's directory</a>

The markup above will actually retrieve the file itself, instead of
generating a 302. All because of a trailing slash.

The above is true for Apache, and I would guess for NCSA httpd as well.
Anyone want to confirm it for me?


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