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Re: interesting hash in URLs

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 08:12:27 -0700
Message-ID: <18088.47579.972423.242804@retriever.corp.google.com>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: raman@google.com, www-tag@w3.org


Noah, If you pass the URL I sent to Firefox 
it plays the video. That's why I asked the question as to what
the '#' in the middle of the URL was doing.



noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com writes:
 > 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>
 > Sent by: www-tag-request@w3.org
 > 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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--raman

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