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Re: Error in RFC 1808? (fwd)

From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 22:26:11 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <199610220526.WAA17798@server.livingston.com>
To: www-talk@w3.org
Once upon a time Roy T. Fielding shaped the electrons to say...
>Rob McCool (original developer of NCSA httpd and general webgod), didn't
>know that the tilde was outlawed when he implemented user public_html
>directories, and chose it as the most obvious default indicator of such.

And for those who don't know that is basically because the original servers
were on UNIX and on UNIX '~username' is a shortcut to the users homedir.

On this box ~megazone and /home/server/megazone are the same place.  And
just ~/ means 'my homedir'.

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Received on Tuesday, 22 October 1996 01:26:24 UTC

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