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  • While you're at it, please get rid of all the extraneous index.html URLs, too, as in instead of

    That's gotta be my #1 pet peeve of URLs anywhere.



    • by jjohn (22) on 2002.08.12 15:19 (#11662) Homepage Journal

      If you know that the web server is going to server up index.html and that's the file you are interested in referencing, I can see no bothering other people with the filename. However, the copyeditors at ORA have no clue about web server configurations. For instance, I frequently have files in the DocumentIndex list. Sometimes I'll have both an index.html and an (one of them is probably out of date). I guess I'm happy enough with the explicit filenames as long as those names are accurate. If someone is just adding 'index.html' to a trailing slash, that's bad.

      • URLs should be as short as possible, especially printed ones in a book. Anything that can shorten the typing (and potential errors) of the reader is good.

        As to having index.html and in the same directory, that's the whole point of NOT specifying a file. Say you started with, and now you realize you need some dynamic stuff. Now you have to point at If you'd just started with, then the index.html to transformation could have hap