allow line break at operators

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 01:02:46 CEST 2011


On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 11:46 PM, Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> wrote:
> In article <mailman.2285.1313358379.1164.python-list at python.org>,
>  Dave Angel <davea at ieee.org> wrote:
>
>> 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.
>
> Sure.  But it's only in the most trivial of situations that URLs map in
> any trivial way to file names.

And even then, it plays havoc with caches (both browser and proxy),
which have no way of knowing that http://blah.com/Foo.html and
http://blah.com/foo.html are the same document. (It's not hard to set
up a Windows system to be case sensitive with URLs, or (even easier -
at least with Apache) to have any request with uppercase letters to
instantly redirect to the lower-cased version.) URLs are definitely
case sensitive; any server that

ChrisA



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