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Re: lynx-dev URL Case Sensitivity in Crawler

From: pg
Subject: Re: lynx-dev URL Case Sensitivity in Crawler
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 10:43:46 -0700 (MST)

In a recent note, Thomas Dickey said:

> Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 12:07:21 -0500
> On Fri, Dec 07, 2001 at 10:24:52AM -0800, Brian S Queen wrote:
> > Version: 2.8.4
> > 
> > Problem:  Capitalization changes in the hostname of a URL make the URL 
> > acceptable when the URL should be rejected.
> > 
> > Solution:  Force case insensitivity on the host part of the URL during URL 
> > comparison.
> I understand that a pathname on a host is case-sensitive (usually).
> But I'd thought hostnames were not.  Anyone know the applicable RFC?
I believe that's what he's reporting/requesting.  I haven't used
crawl.  I assume that if he selects a filter which is supposed
to prune away http://foo-bar/ he rightly sees a problem if Lynx
traverses http://Foo-Bar/

-- gil

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