Proposal (Was: When are and aren't two URLs the same?)

Carl Howells chowells at
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 and be the same?
> What about vs

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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