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Re: Case sensitivity of urls

From: Martin Presler-Marshall <mpresler@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 08:25:09 -0500
To: www-p3p-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF377A7291.98B84D69-ON85256AF4.0049AE96@raleigh.ibm.com>
Giles asked:
> The problem then is that if the user types
> www.microsoftserver.com/testPage.html
> as the page they wish to access, and the policy reference file only
> www.microsoftserver.com/testpage.html, then the policy will not be found
> this page.
> Is this really the behavior we want?
     This is definitely not ideal. However, there's no general way to know
if a server is going to treat a URL as case-sensitive or case-insensitive.
That depends on the operating system on the server, the Webserver it's
running, and possibly even the type of filesystem in use on the server.
Given that URLs are supposed to be case-sensitive, I think this is the best
we can do.

     -- Martin

Martin Presler-Marshall - Program Manager, Privacy Technology
E-mail: mpresler@us.ibm.com     AIM: jhreingold
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Received on Monday, 29 October 2001 09:34:43 UTC

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