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Re: http-urls style, trailing slash and webdav

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 10:40:54 -0800
To: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Cc: "=?ISO-8859-1?Q? 'Reto_Bachmann-Gm=FCr' ?=" <reto@gmuer.ch>, "'Windows-world'" <windows-world@wanadoo.fr>, uri@w3.org
Message-id: <9BC49645-A9A0-4076-B4DA-24B0FAE8871B@textuality.com>

On Jan 30, 2006, at 10:34 AM, Larry Masinter wrote:

> http://www.w3.org and http://www.w3.org/ are two different URIs
> that identify the same resource. They identify the same resource
> because the two different URIs specify the same effective procedure
> for connecting to the resource (whether via GET, POST, or some
> other HTTP method).

For an example from the other direction, http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/ 
misc/Tim and http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/misc/Tim/ do not identify  
the same resource (in fact, there is no resource corresponding to the  
latter).  This breaks poorly-written web robots that foolishly assume  
that they can append "/" to URIs where the last path component  
doesn't have a "."  -Tim
Received on Monday, 30 January 2006 18:40:57 UTC

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