URL canonicalization

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at danga.com
Wed Sep 14 15:37:55 PDT 2005

On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, Dan Libby wrote:

> Still, I wonder about things like %20 and + in the URL. They can mean
> the same character when unescaped.

They're sent over the wire differently, so webservers MAY do something

> Or a URL like "http://people.com/users//sally", where the "//" should be
> converted to a single '/' by the webserver.

Likewise.  You may live in an Apache/directory world, but not all
webservers have to do that.  // may be totally different than /.

- Brad

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