[jcifs] Re: directory must end with '/'
julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Dec 9 09:18:07 GMT 2004
Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> I think (once again) that this is why HTTP creates the semantic
> distinction and adds the empty path segment (that is, the trailing slash)
> to a directory name.
Where do you get this impression from? As far as I can tell, RFC2616
doesn't even have a defined concept for a directory. Why would it, as
there are no RFC2616-methods for which it would make a difference?
If an existing HTTP server sends a redirect upon accessing a directory,
that is an *implementation detail* (that's required to make relative
references work). It has nothing to do with the protocol itself.
Some more pointers:
RFC2518 (<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc2518.html>) defines
collections (and does *not* explicitly require trailing slashes on
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