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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@organic.com>
Subject Re: Woe is me
Date Thu, 25 May 1995 00:52:55 GMT
On Wed, 24 May 1995, Rob Hartill wrote:
> > Helper apps:
> > 
> > 	A 404 script that can "guess" which URL you meant to get.
> 
> #!/usr/local/bin/perl
> 
> print "Content-type: text/html\r\n\r\n
> <HTML><BLINK>Learn to type</BLINK></HTML>";

Cute.  I'm thinking more of the case where capitalization was 
significant, or a file had been slightly renamed, or where the URL was 
spoken instead of typed to someone and yes, they misspelled.  Some of us 
aren't in the business of telling our users they're stupid :)

> > 	In fact, maybe a CGI/HTML interface to server administration?
> More trouble that it's worth.

That has been my interpretation of every implementation I've seen, but 
that doesn't mean there could be a good implementation.

> > 	Better documentation
> 
> :-)

It can always be said! :)

> I'd be even more interested if I could rename xyz.html to xyz.shtml,
> update my links to xyz, but continue to support xyz.html, ie. have
> the multi code strip off the ".html" as a first step, or should it
> be the last resort, i.e. if multi fails on xyz.html.*

Ack... maybe we could special case it for the letters "html", but....

> Hmm, maybe if it did both at the same time, but gave priority to
> the longer filenames.
> 
> > I'll try putting it on hyperreal soon.  We need to take some code out of 
> > it....
> 
> "Operator !, gimme the number for NINE ONE ONE"   - Homer J Simpson.

I meant, of course -PEM_AUTH.

	Brian

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