allow line break at operators

Dave Angel davea at ieee.org
Sun Aug 14 23:46:03 CEST 2011


On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM, Roy Smith wrote:
> In article<4e47db26$0$30002$c3e8da3$5496439d at news.astraweb.com>,
>   Steven D'Aprano<steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info>  wrote:
>
>> Er, most URLs are case insensitive, at least the most common ones, including
>> HTTP and HTTPS. So I don't quite see why you think this was a Whoops.
> URLs are most certainly not case insensitive.  Parts of them may be
> (i.e. the scheme and host parts), but not the stuff after the hostname.
>
The thing that confuses people is that not only is the part up to and 
through the domain name is case-insensitive, but that simple pages on 
Windows become case-insensitive for the remainder simply because Windows 
is such.

And the same page hosted on Linux would be case sensitive, per 
specification.

The thing I find annoying is a host that decides that if a URL is close 
to an existing URL, it'll fix one or two "typos."  To me, it's either 
right, or it's not.  Don't change     www.mydomain.com/page105.html   
to  www/mydomain.com/page102.html and pretend it's "close enough."

DaveA




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