That's true. You specify in your webserver settings, what page to serve, in the event that someone does not specify an actual page, just a directory (ie http://www.domain.com/directory/) Most webservers are configured by default, to look for pages with a certain name, in the even that a page is not specified. For example, it looks for index.html, then index.cgi, default.htm, etc. If it cannot find a page to satisfy this condition, you'll get a 404 error, or perhaps and directory listing denied error. Michael > -----Original Message----- > From: Mark Joslyn [mailto:mark.joslyn at solimarsystems.com] > Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 4:57 PM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: RE: [thelist] web page extensions > > So companies that implement this system have a lot of files named > index.html > or default.html (one for each directory)? That seems a little confusing to > keep naming files the same name. > > Am I way off base here? > > Thanks, > > markJ > > -----Original Message----- > From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org > [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Norman Bunn > Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 1:53 PM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: Re: [thelist] web page extensions > > > The last "no extension" entry is a directory name, not a file name. When > presented with just a directory, the web server will access a default > filename. Depending on the server setup, this can be index.html, > index.htm, index.shtml, default.htm, default.html, index.cgi, > default.asp... > > Norman > www.craftedsolutions.com > > At 01:42 PM 7/25/2002, Mark Joslyn wrote: > >I was just wondering how companies use landing pages in advertisements > >without a .html, .htm, etc. extension at the end. > > > >My question: How do you set up your pages and/or directory structure to > take > >advantage of being able to use links without extensions? This is really > >useful in marketing/advertising pieces. > > -- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt ! > > -- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !