Proposal (Was: When are and aren't two URLs the same?)
chowells at janrain.com
Mon Apr 24 17:19:12 UTC 2006
Rasqual Twilight wrote:
>> I wrote up a proposal on this.
> How about the case when there are . or .. components in the absolute path part of an URL?
> Including when those which are trailing without a slash.
> E.g. Should http://example.org/users/joe and http://example.org/users/foo/../joe be the same?
> What about http://alice.example.com/ vs http://alice.example.com/.
Nothing should be done in that case. Those pairs of URLs aren't the
same, even is some servers will provide the same content for them. Just
because the path section of a URL looks like a Unix path doesn't mean
that it is or should be treated as a Unix path.
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