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From Alexei Kosut <>
Subject Re: general/803: Multiple /// in URLs allowed (e.g. http://host////somefile.html) (fwd)
Date Wed, 02 Jul 1997 00:12:37 GMT
On Tue, 1 Jul 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:

> Comments on what is legal or correct behavior?
> From several documents, multiple '/'s in a row are illegal (although if
> they are encoded that is a different issue...) so I would suggest we can
> do whatever we want with them. 

IIRC, Apache internally collapses multiple slashes before doing anything
that might touch the filesystem (i.e. comparing to <Directory> entires,
sending a r->filename to a handler, etc...), so it does nothing unsafe. I
believe we've beaten this topic to the ground several times before,

-- Alexei Kosut <>

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