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Re: Correspondence between web-pages and Info-pages

From: chad
Subject: Re: Correspondence between web-pages and Info-pages
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2015 12:00:50 -0800

> On 01 Jan 2015, at 02:38, Kelly Dean <address@hidden> wrote:
> chad wrote:
>> Redirects of this sort wont do what Stefan wants, because once youre
>> looking at one of the target destinations, the links youll have in
>> it will be to the post-redirected sources, which breaks on reference.
>> Put another way, after I go through the redirect, I cant cut-and-paste
>> the URL from the web browser and have it DTRT.
> But in the solution I proposed, the only change necessary to convert a 
> post-redirect link to a pre-redirect link is (in the case of HTML as the 
> redirect target) chop off the ⌜.html⌝ extension of the name. That's hardly a 
> dealbreaker (and the Info browser can offer to chop it automatically if you 
> feed it a URL with a ⌜.html⌝ extension). And even that's necessary only 
> because web browsers traditionally discard the pre-redirect name.

It’s not “tradition", it’s the behavior explicitly required by the spec.

If the info browser is re-parsing the URL anyway, whats the value
added by forcing any change into the web server at all?


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