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Re: what are the right URL?

From: Jim correia <correia@barebones.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 16:19:43 -0500
Cc: Thanasis Kinias <tkinias@asu.edu>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <auto-000000897471@barebones.com>
On Monday, March 12, 2001, at 04:02 PM, Thanasis Kinias wrote:

> 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).

This is only true of implementations where the web server maps onto a 
file system.

A url is not a file path, and a web server may not map it onto a file 
system but onto some arbitrary resource.

Jim Correia
Received on Monday, 12 March 2001 16:19:16 UTC

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