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RE: what are the right URL?

From: Thanasis Kinias <tkinias@asu.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 14:02:36 -0700
To: "'Gisbert Amm'" <ich@gisbert-amm.de>, www-validator@w3.org
Message-id: <A021872EC2BDD411AB3600902746A055016047C8@mainex4.asu.edu>
Gisbert Amm wrote:

> on my website I use these links:

> http://www.w3c.org/Style/XSL

> http://www.w3c.org/XML

1 - Masayasu Ishikawa mentioned the domain name: w3c.org will redirect to
w3.org, which is the correct name.

2 - A URL pointing to a directory ends in a "/".  Servers will correct that
for you (by redirecting "/XML" to "/XML/", for example), so it's not obvious
that it's an error to leave off the "/".  The problem is that you add load
to the server because it has to perform an extra operation to serve up the
correct page (redirect, then serve the page).

> thank you and greetings from germany

Greetings from Arizona!

Thanasis Kinias
Information Dissemination Team, Information Technology
Arizona State University
Tempe, Ariz., U.S.A.

Qui nos rodunt confundantur
et cum iustis non scribantur.
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