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Re: Emacs 21 and w3 on Debian


From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Emacs 21 and w3 on Debian
Date: 24 May 2005 18:17:17 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.4

Klaus Straubinger <address@hidden> writes:

> Tim X <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> > Can you try http://www.une.edu.au/itd and then try one of the links on
> > the page you get i.e. "About ITD" and see if that works for you.
> 
> That does not work, indeed. I have found that the problem has its root
> in the handling directories without the trailing "/". If you try
> "http://www.une.edu.au/itd/"; (note the trailing slash) you will see the
> difference.
> 
> > I've found that if I use that link instead of
> > http://www.une.edu.au/itd/index.html, it doesn't work, but if I use
> > the full link with the index.html on the end, relative links work OK.
> 
> That will work, too, yes.
> 
> > I'm guessing the problem is that Emacs/W3 is interpreting a link that
> > ends without the explicit .html page (e.g. index.html) incorrectly -
> > its stripping the last element off the link and adding the relative
> > link to that, which is incorrect.
> 
> I have my own suspicion, see above. However, I have not had enough
> energy to fix it. Maybe it is widespread but incorrect HTML usage
> and Emacs/W3 is not to blame.
> 
Thanks Klaus. I think your right in that without the / it is incorrect
(technically). Unfortunately, most other browsers I've tried do work
without the slash, so I guess its one of those examples where the
technical spec and common use differ. 

Tim

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