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Re: Browser Displayed URL

From: Robert A. Lentz <lentz@annie.astro.nwu.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 May 1995 13:27:07 -0500 (CDT)
Message-Id: <9505251827.AA20087@annie.astro.nwu.edu>
To: www-talk@www10.w3.org
> 
> For example, if a node has this base statement: 
> 	<base href="http://www.hp.com/go/AccessGuide">
> 
> while the actual file location for this node is: 
> 	{htdocs}/AccessGuide/AccessGuide.html. 
> 
> and most readers access this node via an imagemap redirect:
> 	"rect /AccessGuide/AccessGuide.html 56,364  162,393"
> 
> When the node is reached, what location should browsers display 
> to the user and use in hot lists?
>   http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/imagemap/ahp/ahpAccessHP.map?106,379
>    or
>   http://www.hp.com/AccessGuide/AccessGuide.html
>    or
>   http://www.hp.com/go/AccessGuide
> 
> I have seen browsers use all three forms: 
> 	how I got there, 
> 	where I was redirected, 
> 	what the node says it is.

The last is the most important, being the author's statement of how they
wish the document referred to as; very important when copying the URL.

-Robert
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