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From "Eric Covener" <cove...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] htaccess redirect URL fragment problem with Safari browser
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2008 15:16:42 GMT
On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 10:10 AM, Eric Covener <covener@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 9:46 AM, Robert T Wyatt <robert.wyatt@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Here's the link:
>> http://www.utexas.edu/student/registrar/schedules/092/regrules/all.html#acc
>>
>> You'll find that you are successfully redirected on every browser
>> except Safari to:
>> http://registrar.utexas.edu/schedules/092/regrules/all.html#acc
>> (on Safari you wind up at:
>> http://registrar.utexas.edu/schedules/092/regrules/all.html as
>> predicted by the documentation)
>
> Here's my guess:
>
> Non-opera browsers ask for www.../all.html, get a redirect, and
> maintain the #acc anchor locally.
> Opera browsers ask for www.../all.html, get a redirect, and discard
> the #acc anchor locally.
>
> Browsers don't send the anchor over the wire in a request.

I meant to add that I'm taking Robert's word about the actual
behavior, not describing my understanding of how the browsers actually
behave.

-- 
Eric Covener
covener@gmail.com

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