>
> I must say that I find it quite alarming that any professional web
> developers believe that a CMS must produce URLs for dynamically generated
> pages (not files) which say .htm or .html on the end.


Dave, it's not that they (CMS vendor) believes it needs to be done or indeed
compulsory, it's merely a case of 'this is what our system produces by
deflault'. I just happened to notice the change and flagged it up with them
as simply asked why?

Incidently, in the CMS I'm refering to it allows the administrator to remove
extensions if desired. So, I could have http://mysite.com/register as a web
page.

Rob

2008/6/20 Dave Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:

> I must say that I find it quite alarming that any professional web
> developers believe that a CMS must produce URLs for dynamically generated
> pages (not files) which say .htm or .html on the end.
>
> My colleagues and I have "adopted" sites built by such developers, and I
> can tell you that misconceptions like the necessity of .htm or .html
> suffices were only the tip of iceberg.
>
> If a site is actually a legacy static site made up of files, then .xxxx
> might be relevant (although setting up webserver rules to abstract away file
> suffice is pretty trivial, and it's much nicer for URL readability and SEO),
> but nowadays if you're building a dynamic site on a decent CMS, adding the
> .html (never .htm - that demonstrates dubious taste in server OSs) to the
> end of URLs for dynamically generated content is painfully old school and,
> as the W3C and other posters have pointed out, quite unnecessary - sort of
> like a "www" on the front of a web URL is (or should be).
>
> Dave
>
> Rob Enslin wrote:
>
>> Hi peeps,
>>
>> I recently started noticing that our CMS system generated .htm pages where
>> previously the system produced .html pages. I questioned the support staff
>> and was told that the W3C deemed .html as non-standard file extensions (or
>> rather .htm were more-widely accepted as the standard)
>>
>> Is this true? Any thoughts?
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Rob
>>
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