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Re: Case sensitivity of urls

From: Giles Hogben <giles.hogben@jrc.it>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 14:12:01 +0100
Message-ID: <003901c1607b$4bfcd7f0$162abf8b@pcdsa22>
To: <www-p3p-dev@w3.org>, "Martin Presler-Marshall" <mpresler@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "Elena Dasseni" <elena.dasseni@txt.it>
The problem then is that if the user types
www.microsoftserver.com/testPage.html
as the page they wish to access, and the policy reference file only covers
www.microsoftserver.com/testpage.html, then the policy will not be found for
this page.

Is this really the behavior we want?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Presler-Marshall" <mpresler@us.ibm.com>
To: <www-p3p-dev@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: Case sensitivity of urls


>      URLs are case-sensitive, so any operations on them should use
> case-sensitive operations. It's true that some servers, including those
> running on Windows platforms, will map case-sensitive URLs to a
> case-insensitive filesystem, but the URLs themselves are fundamentally
> case-sensitive.
>
>      -- Martin
>
> Martin Presler-Marshall - Program Manager, Privacy Technology
> E-mail: mpresler@us.ibm.com     AIM: jhreingold
> Phone: (919) 254-7819 (tie-line 444-7819) Fax: (919) 254-6430 (tie-line
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>                     "Giles Hogben"
>                     <giles.hogben@jr       To:     "p3pdev"
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of urls
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>                     10/29/2001 06:24
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> We have come across a problem in our testing relating to the INCLUDE and
> EXCLUDE urls in policy reference files:
> The question is, should the urls contained in these be matched case
> insensitive or case sensitive.
> There seem to be problems associated with both alternatives:
>
> 1. If you require case sensitivity, then if the user accesses a Microsoft
> based server with the wrong case, the policy will not be found.
> For example if I try to access www.microsoftserver.com/testPage.html
> which is actually at www.microsoftserver.com/testpage.html
> And my policyreference file contains <INCLUDE>/testpage.html</INCLUDE>
> 2. If you do not require case sensitivity, then on a Unix based server,
> there could conceivably be different policies applying to files which
> differ only by case for example
>
> <INCLUDE>/testpage.html</INCLUDE>
> <EXCLUDE>/testPage.html</EXCLUDE>
>
> What is the policy on this?
>
> Thanks
>
> Giles Hogben
>
>
Received on Monday, 29 October 2001 08:10:28 GMT

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