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RE: uri-comp draft necessary?

From: Dare Obasanjo <dareo@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 10:23:17 -0800
Message-ID: <B885BEDCB3664E4AB1C72F1D85CB29F804B54A33@RED-MSG-10.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Paul Prescod" <paul@prescod.net>
Cc: "WWW-Tag" <www-tag@w3.org>

 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 10:17 AM
> To: Dare Obasanjo
> Cc: WWW-Tag
> 
> These URIs all deliver the same data:
> 
> http://www.microsoft.com/presspass
> http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/
> http://www.MICROSOFT.com/presspass/
> http://www.microsoft.com/PRESSPASS/
> http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/default.asp
> 
> Nevertheless, I would be _extremely_ annoyed if my HTTP cache 
> treated them as the same URI just because at some level 
> unrelated to URI comparison somebody decided that it would be 
> useful if they delivered equivalent representations.

Do you honestly believe that a web browser should request and cache the
data at the above page five times if fed those five URLs instead of
twice? Is this the current behavior of any of the popular web browsers?
Forgive my ignorance for not knowing of the top of my head. 


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