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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx service desk

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx service desk
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 11:11:30 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 5 Mar 1997, Jim Spath (Webmaster Jim) wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Mar 1997, David Combs wrote:
> > > From: address@hidden (Larry W. Virden, x2487)
> > Also, what is all this about adding the final "/" in some
> > lynx-situations?  It certainly makes no difference in
> > this situation.
> Well, here's one Fote taught me :-)
> Most servers will send a redirect if what you're asking for is
> a subdirectory that should have the trailing "/".  The redirect
> is quick and painless, so you don't see it.  However, including
> the trailing slash reduces load on both ends, so do it.

It is not always quick and painless; redirects certainly create a
noticeable delay if you are behind a 14.4 dialup line.
Just amplifying that it is a good idea to include trailing slashes
in URLs, when that's what the server expectts for a directory.


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