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From Nick Bauman <n...@cortexity.com>
Subject Re: Re[2]: Case Sensitivity in URLs (was RE: BugRat Report #92 w
Date Tue, 12 Sep 2000 21:18:11 GMT
On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, Jonathan Pierce wrote:

> 
> How  about making the war file contents case-sensitive always, but the servlet
> context optionally case-insensitive.
> 
> That way the war file could remain portable, and the path to the servlet context
> could optionally be case-insensitive for case-insensitive file systems.
> 
> The war file author could still be careful to conform to case-sensitivity
> always, but the person deploying the war file or installing Tomcat would not
> need to be concerned with the case of file system paths outside the war file.

This is _better_ than the original idea as presented. It doesn't screw
with non-windows platforms. It does, however, lead to some URI-fragments
being relevant on some platforms and not on others. I can see this being a
problem, as in developers who don't read the specs, yadda, yadda, yadda.


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