Gregor Hoffleit wrote:
> Regarding wget:
> AFAICS, the problem is that traditionally in a static web server, if you try
> to access a URL like 'http://host/xyz' (without trailing slash), the server
> will return you an error '301 Moved permanently' and will point you to the
> new location 'http://host/xyz/'. Zope instead (if 'xyz' is a folder and
> there's a document 'xyz/index_html') immediately returns the rendered
> index_html if you request 'http://host/xyz'.
> Now whenever the 301 to the URL with a trailing slash happens, wget takes
> this as a hint that this path must have been a directory, and saves the
> result as index.html. With Zope, wget doesn't get this hint.
> Reading this again, I wonder if this qualifies as a bug in Zope, or is there
> a good reason for this behavior ?
It's not so much a bug as a complication caused by the fact that Zope
isn't a filesystem server, but an orb presented through the web (correct
me if I'm slightly out ;-)
For example http://host/x/y/z
-A container object z (which should have a / after it?)
-A dtml-document in folder /x/y/
-The result of executing the z method on the y object in the /x/ folder.
-The result of executing the z method on the result of executing the y
method on the x object in the root folder.
I'm sure acquisition adds some more options/confusions to this... ;-)
So, that's the problem, I don't know what the solution is :(
I do think there must be a better way than Zope's kludgey BASE tag
Maybe all Zope URLs should end in a / ?
Quite radical, but maybe the most sensible and least confusing? :/
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