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url case sensitivity

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[eluser]Sy[/eluser]
thanks for your reply Cronix

Perhaps i didn't explain myself properly;

www.yoursite.com/Something and www.yoursite.com/something get you to the same site and front page just fine. The point is on www.yoursite.com/Something all the links are broken on a Windows system once you get there.

In Linux www.yoursite.com/Something wouldn't work anyway because Apache wouldn't find the "Something" directory in the first place ( case sensitivity of the OS directory name) so we get the expected 404. Thats great and how I would hope it to work, not finding anything at all under the Something path.

But the fact it finds just the front page with everything else broken means its bugged in Windows. I also consider it quite a serious bug. If someone types the URL ( I'm actually writing a web application, not a searchable website, so this is very possible) without adhering to the case (they are users after all!) they'll still appear to have hit the site and assume they'd typed correctly, but it would be the version of the site without a single working link on it.

I agree with your point on Google however. Maybe it needs to return a 404 instead, inline with a Linux install?

I hope that makes a little more sense.


Messages In This Thread
url case sensitivity - by El Forum - 08-08-2012, 06:23 AM
url case sensitivity - by El Forum - 08-08-2012, 08:34 AM
url case sensitivity - by El Forum - 08-08-2012, 09:05 AM
url case sensitivity - by El Forum - 08-08-2012, 09:53 AM
url case sensitivity - by El Forum - 08-08-2012, 10:02 AM
url case sensitivity - by El Forum - 08-09-2012, 01:24 AM
url case sensitivity - by El Forum - 08-09-2012, 11:20 PM

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