Common Practice vs Standards (was: Re: [thelist] www prefix is it necessary?)

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at
Mon Jan 24 22:11:46 CST 2005

On Tue, 2005-01-25 at 14:52 +1100, Michael Pemberton wrote:
> This raises an interesting issue.  Should the shorthand become the norm?
> I have found the IE starts to remove the trailing '/' on urls that are 
> stored in the histroy ("" becomes 
> "").  This, along with other people following the 
> same pattern, has resulted in more users making this a habit.

In this instance, and only this instance, there's no difference between
the two URLs. With any path component in the mix, however, they are
different with and without the slash.

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at>

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