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From Chase <xan...@juun.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] "GET /somefilename.htm" ... Would a browser do this?
Date Mon, 01 Aug 2005 02:40:35 GMT
Is the GET request always rooted at "/" ?

In other words, is the browser itself responsible for figuring out  
what the full path to file is, if, for instance, the user clicks on a  
relative link?

- Chase



On Jul 31, 2005, at 9:33 PM, Dan Goodes wrote:

> On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 at 21:11, Chase wrote:
>
>
>> Assuming someone types "www.somedomainname.com/somefilename.htm" into
>> the location field in their favorite browser...
>>
>> A browser would never request like this would it:
>>
>>      GET /somefilename.htm
>>
>> ??
>>
>>
>> Since so many websites are using shared ip addresses, don't requests
>> made by browsers, just to be safe, **always** use the fully qualified
>> URL:
>>
>>      GET http://www.somedomainname.com/somefilename.htm
>>
>> ??
>>
>
> Nope. There are headers involved here, that specify the Host. So the
> client would:
>
> 1) connect to the IP address of www.somedomainname.com
> 2) send, among other things, a Host: header specifying
>     Host: www.somedomainname.com
> 3) then the client sends the request itself:
>     GET /somefilename.htm HTTP/1.1
>
> (of course older clients will use HTTP/1.0, or some other protocol).
>
> Hope that explains it.
>
> -Dan
>
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