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From "James A. Sutherland" <ja...@cam.ac.uk>
Subject Re: over-aggressive redirection in mod_dir
Date Tue, 27 Feb 2001 07:27:45 GMT
On Mon, 26 Feb 2001, Greg Stein wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 03:13:13PM -0500, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> >...
> > > Decisions like this must always be made on a case-by-case basis.
> >
> > Sorry, I believe in doing the RIGHT thing, not the expedient one.
> > 'Be strict in what you send, liberal in what you accept.'
>
> Um. Doesn't "liberal in what you accept" mean that we should be liberal in
> accepting URLs without a trailing slash? We *KNOW* what the hell the client
> meant, so why should we go and mess things up?

What they put is /foo when they should have said /foo/ - so the correct
thing to do, surely, is send a redirect to /foo/ and leave it at that.
What's the problem?


James.


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