URL canonicalization

jay jay at jk3.us
Wed Sep 14 15:44:11 PDT 2005

Dan Libby wrote:
> Still, I wonder about things like %20 and + in the URL. They can mean
> the same character when unescaped.
> Or a URL like "http://people.com/users//sally", where the "//" should be
> converted to a single '/' by the webserver.
%20 is the url encoded version of space, and many browsers convert 
spaces in inputs to +, but the two are still different (and a real space 
is not allowed in a url)

// can be treated as / on the server, but they are separate urls.  And 

Not that anyone will use a dijjerized url for their openid, but still :)

Jay K

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