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Case sensitivity of urls

From: Giles Hogben <giles.hogben@jrc.it>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 12:24:28 +0100
Message-ID: <001e01c1606c$45c5a600$162abf8b@pcdsa22>
To: "p3pdev" <www-p3p-dev@w3.org>
We have come across a problem in our testing relating to the INCLUDE and EXCLUDE urls in policy reference files:
The question is, should the urls contained in these be matched case insensitive or case sensitive.
There seem to be problems associated with both alternatives:

1. If you require case sensitivity, then if the user accesses a Microsoft based server with the wrong case, the policy will not be found.
For example if I try to access www.microsoftserver.com/testPage.html
which is actually at www.microsoftserver.com/testpage.html
And my policyreference file contains <INCLUDE>/testpage.html</INCLUDE>
2. If you do not require case sensitivity, then on a Unix based server, there could conceivably be different policies applying to files which differ only by case for example


What is the policy on this?


Giles Hogben
Received on Monday, 29 October 2001 06:22:54 UTC

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