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Re: URI host part changes when accessing default files



You (Craig.Bishop@barwonwater.vic.gov.au) write:
>
>We have TIS plug-gw on our bastion host, on the firewall,
>directing port 80 to an internal host running the CERN server.
>The bastion host has a "www" CNAME.
>
>However, the URI in the above mail header will not work. If you
>add a / to end it works.

This will turn it into a valid URL.  Adding / is important in operations that
add or subtract URL tails: proxy handling, other redirections, the resolution
of relative URLs, and more.

[...]

>Thoughts? Thanks.

Use valid URLs.  Most programs will accept

  http://host:port
  http:///host

(mostly by adding the missing / before doing any further processing)
but these URLs are invalid really.

-- 
Reinier Post						 reinpost@win.tue.nl


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