[jcifs] Re: directory must end with '/'

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Dec 9 12:20:31 GMT 2004

Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> ...
> You're right.  It's clearly not part of the protocol.  There is, however,
> a convention which says that if the URL received by the web server
> resolves to a directory on the server side, then the URL should be
> "corrected" by adding a slash.  The "corrected" URL is then sent back to
> the client via the redirect, as you describe below.
> So... those semantics do exist (somewhere) and they are handled--by
> convention--by adding the slash.
> Does that description make sense?

Depends on how your definition of "convention".

> ...
>>obsoletes RFC2396.
> Yeah, I was aware they were working on this.  It's still a draft, but 
> there's an IETF coming up in a few months near my home so I'll probably be 
> going and should be up on this.

It's not published as RFC yet, but it has been accepted for publication. 
Thus, it's not going to change anymore...


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