On 05/02/09 18:50, Michael Gordon wrote: > Daniel replied On 5/2/2009 7:07 PM > >> DoctorBill wrote: >>> What is the difference between whatever.com vs whatever.com/ when you >>> type them into the Location bar? >>> >>> Is one faster than the other or difference in where it goes...? >>> >>> Just curious. >>> >>> DoctorBill >> >> DoctorBill, part of your answer may be that when you put whatever.com >> into your location bar, SeaMonkey actually goes looking for a file >> called index.html (which is the file, as I understand it, that sets out >> the layout of the page) at whatever.com, whereas if you entered >> whatever.com/, it would go looking for an index.html at a sub-level of >> the main site. >> >> How about comparing it to putting a letter in the mail box of a >> building/street address (1596 First St), compared to putting it in the >> mail box of a company on a floor of the building (10th Fl, 1596 First St). >> >> Something like that. >> >> Daniel > > Daniel, > > This is a real good explanation of the question about the different > formats for the URL. > > In either case SeaMonkey and other web browsers will look for the > default home page file which can have the following extensions: index > .htm, .html, .shtml.
Are you sure SeaMonkey will decide that? I'm pretty sure that decision is made by the web server. > > In the case without the "/" and on an Apache web server if the > configuration file contains an instruction to not index the directory, > if the index.html file is not found the server will return either a > Forbidden error, or Page Not Found. > > In the case with the "/" the web browser will drill down the list of > directories until it finds an index file, if none is found return a Page > Not Found error. Oh boy... > > How about comparing it to putting a letter in the mail box of a > building/street address (Mr John Adams,1596 First St), compared to > putting it in the > mail box of a company on a floor of the building (Mr John Adams,10th Fl, > Suite 101, 1596 First St). > > Michael > _______________________________________________ support-seamonkey mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/support-seamonkey