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Re: interesting hash in URLs

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 11:06:37 -0400
To: raman@google.com
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFB159FC27.127D3CF3-ON85257324.00529140-85257324.005317D7@lotus.com>

Well, curl -I http://www.cnn.com/video/ reports:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 15:01:37 GMT
Server: Apache
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Cache-Control: max-age=60, private
Expires: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 15:02:10 GMT
Vary: Accept-Encoding,User-Agent
Content-Type: text/html
X-Pad: avoid browser bug
Content-Length: 34165


The representation retrieved does indeed appear to be HTML, but the string 
"/video/living/2007/07/06/cnn.heroes.scott.southworth.two.cnn" appears 
nowhere in it.  In fact, the string "southworth" does not appear.

> So what does the '#' in that URL mean?

Any reason it doesn't mean:  "The string 
/video/living/2007/07/06/cnn.heroes.scott.southworth.two.cnn is a 
suspiciously weird looking fragid which, by the way, does not resolve per 
the definition of the media type returned by GET."?

Noah

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"T. V. Raman" <raman@google.com>
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07/26/2007 10:31 AM
Please respond to raman
 
        To:     www-tag@w3.org
        cc:     (bcc: Noah Mendelsohn/Cambridge/IBM)
        Subject:        interesting hash in URLs



So I see URLs like the following on the CNN page:
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2007/07/06/cnn.heroes.scott.southworth.two.cnn


So what does the '#' in that URL mean?

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