Re: WHICH HTML-CODE is better to use?

Arnoud (galactus@htmlhelp.com)
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 21:04:45 +0200


From: galactus@htmlhelp.com (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: WHICH HTML-CODE is better to use?
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 21:04:45 +0200
Message-ID: <NtoTz4uYO5+W089yn@htmlhelp.com>

In article <3.0.1.32.19970410105817.00893570@mail.imvi.com>,
Steven Champeon <schampeo@hesketh.com> wrote:
> <a href=3D"http://www.charliesangels.com/directory">Charlie's directory</a>
> 
> If /directory contains a default file, such as "index.html", most

Well, most servers simply notice that the "file" asked for is
a directory, and give out a _301_ (not 302) redirect to that
directory. A server which would give out the index.html *filename*
in such a redirect should be taken out and shot.

> <a href=3D"http://www.charliesangels.com/directory/">Charlie's directory</a>
> 
> The markup above will actually retrieve the file itself, instead of
> generating a 302. All because of a trailing slash.

That's correct.

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