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  • Wikipedia may have its reasons, but there are far too many sites that redirect their front pages to some other URL. Why can't these people just set up their servers to give me the right content when I ask for "/" in the first place?

    Even worse, visitors will bookmark the URL they get redirected to and start linking to that, and then six months later when the site changes to some other software the URL will stop working and the web will be filled with broken links to the site. (Not that that's likely to happ
    • Wikipedia may have its reasons, but there are far too many sites that redirect their front pages to some other URL. Why can't these people just set up their servers to give me the right content when I ask for "/" in the first place?

      In my case it's because I'm using a cheapo hosting service and don't have that kind of access to the server.

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      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • I don't know the details of what you're doing, but if you have access to use Redirect in an .htaccess file there may be ways to get what you want without a redirect. For example, you can use DirectoryIndex inside .htaccess. You may even have mod_rewrite available.
        • Thank you. I will look into those to see if they better provide what I want.

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          J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers