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From Chuck Murcko <ch...@topsail.org>
Subject Re: 301 msg on directory reference
Date Tue, 27 May 1997 06:00:55 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> 
> >Should I be getting a 301 on a reference like
> >
> ><a href="/info">
> >
> >?? Adding a trailing / suppresses the 301 and goes directly to the
> >referenced directory's index.
> 
> Yes, the 301 is required to protect the server against broken relative
> URL references just because the author was lazy and didn't use the
> real URL for the dir (which always includes the trailing slash).
> 
> >I ask because the behavior has changed since 1.2b10.
> 
> Nope, though the missing Location field may have resulted in weird
> behavior if you have a pre-today snapshot running.  That is fixed now.
> 
Trying that now, just downloading. You're right about the missing
Location field, I forgot about that.
-- 
chuck
Chuck Murcko
The Topsail Group, West Chester PA USA
chuck@topsail.org

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