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Re: What's wrong with names that end in /?

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 07:04:39 -0700
Message-ID: <002301bff578$21df5bb0$83b11eac@redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "P. T. Rourke\\" <ptrourke@mediaone.net>, <www-amaya@w3.org>
> How would Amaya know what your server has set for a default or index

The server knows - the client doesn't. The only thing the client can see
is that "foo/" is different from "foo/bar.html" - it has no idea what the
difference means.

Therefore, the server should do the mapping and it should be ok for the
client to PUT to something ending in "/" (if the rest of the PUT is valid,
accepted etc.)

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen

----- Original Message -----
From: "P. T. Rourke\" <ptrourke@mediaone.net>
To: <www-amaya@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2000 16:53
Subject: Re: What's wrong with names that end in /?

> Does
> http://www.w3.org/2000/07/hs78/     mean
> http://www.w3.org/2000/07/hs78/index.html   or
> http://www.w3.org/2000/07/hs78/index.htm    or
> http://www.w3.org/2000/07/hs78/default.htm    or
> http://www.w3.org/2000/07/hs78/home.html
> etc.  The server doesn't automatically change the directory-based URI to
> full file URI on a PUT command.  Right?  I mean, wouldn't the PUT
> have to respond with the index.html part of the URI for this to work the
> you're suggesting in Amaya?
> Is this some kind of a trick question?  DC clearly knows what he's
doing, so
> there's something I'm not picking up in his question.
Received on Monday, 24 July 2000 10:05:55 UTC

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