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Re: interesting hash in URLs

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 11:06:37 -0400
To: raman@google.com
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFB159FC27.127D3CF3-ON85257324.00529140-85257324.005317D7@lotus.com>

Well, curl -I http://www.cnn.com/video/ reports:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 15:01:37 GMT
Server: Apache
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Cache-Control: max-age=60, private
Expires: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 15:02:10 GMT
Vary: Accept-Encoding,User-Agent
Content-Type: text/html
X-Pad: avoid browser bug
Content-Length: 34165

The representation retrieved does indeed appear to be HTML, but the string 
"/video/living/2007/07/06/cnn.heroes.scott.southworth.two.cnn" appears 
nowhere in it.  In fact, the string "southworth" does not appear.

> So what does the '#' in that URL mean?

Any reason it doesn't mean:  "The string 
/video/living/2007/07/06/cnn.heroes.scott.southworth.two.cnn is a 
suspiciously weird looking fragid which, by the way, does not resolve per 
the definition of the media type returned by GET."?


Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

"T. V. Raman" <raman@google.com>
Sent by: www-tag-request@w3.org
07/26/2007 10:31 AM
Please respond to raman
        To:     www-tag@w3.org
        cc:     (bcc: Noah Mendelsohn/Cambridge/IBM)
        Subject:        interesting hash in URLs

So I see URLs like the following on the CNN page:

So what does the '#' in that URL mean?

Received on Thursday, 26 July 2007 15:10:14 UTC

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