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Re: URL specification: referring to the current directory.

From: Arnoud <galactus@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 20:03:39 +0200
To: www-talk@w3.org
Message-ID: <7DuF04uYOJtS089yn@htmlhelp.com>
In article <34158E2B.41C6@opentext.com>,
George Phillips <phillips@opentext.com> wrote:
> Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet wrote:
> > Webcrawlers most definitely DO NOT assume a filename if a link leads
> > to a 'directory' URL. If the URL is "/foo/bar/" then the client *must*
> > ask for "/foo/bar" and see what it gets back. It doesn't matter at all
> > if the server sends the content of
> > "/usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/foo/bar/index.html" or any other file in
> > that directory, or makes up something out of thin air.
> 
> Seems to be a rather critical typo here.  What you must have meant
> was that if the URL is "/foo/bar/" then the client *must* ask for
> "/foo/bar/" and see what it gets back.  Sorry to pick, but that
> missing slash is really important.

True, of course. 

Sorry for any confusion.

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