On 5/2/2009 4:01 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

Read RFC 3986 at <ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3986.txt>.  It
indicates that, while the Web domain -- www.rossde.com in my case --
ends with a virgule (slash, /), the virgule is actually part of the path
(the directory and file name).

The path is required but might be empty (blank).  Thus it is appropriate
to use a virgule at the end of the domain when index.html, home.html,
etc is implied; this use signals an empty path.  On the other hand, the
RFC seems also to indicate that, with an empty path, the vigule may be

Any Web server that is not compliant with RFC 3986 is defective.

David E. Ross

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