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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • While you're at it, please get rid of all the extraneous index.html URLs, too, as in http://www.petdance.com/index.html instead of http://www.petdance.com/

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

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

      http://www.petdance.com/index.html

      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 index.pl files in the DocumentIndex list. Sometimes I'll have both an index.html and an index.pl (one of them is probably out of date).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 index.pl in the same directory, that's the whole point of NOT specifying a file. Say you started with foo.com/dir/index.html, and now you realize you need some dynamic stuff. Now you have to point at foo.com/dir/index.pl. If you'd just started with foo.com/dir/, then the index.html to index.pl transformation could have hap

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