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W3C links causing unnecessary redirects

From: Karl Ove Hufthammer <huftis@bigfoot.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 14:13:24 +0100
Message-ID: <012601bf55f3$5716f740$85c14382@oemcomputer>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
One thing that has puzzled me is that so many links in/to W3C
Recommendations look like this: <URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/foo > instead
of <URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/foo/ >.

Even the new HTML 4.01 Specification (1999-12-24) have this: <URL:
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224 >. When I follow this
link, I get a 301 server response:

HTTP/1.0 301 Moved Permanently
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2000 17:50:06 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.6 (Unix) PHP/3.0.11
Location: http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/

This causes an unnecessary redirect, everytime some tries to visit this
HTML Recommendation. Is there are reason why so many links on the W3C
sites omit the last slash?

I hope the new XHTML 1.0 Recommendation will use links ending in / when
pointing to other W3C specifications.

Karl Ove Hufthammer
Received on Monday, 3 January 2000 09:04:00 UTC

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