From: Daryle Walker (dwalker07_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-21 03:54:09
This is on <http://www.boost.org/>. Look at the second link of the
first line under the 19-Aug-2003 entry of "Latest News", which
corresponds to 1.30.2. Someone used a backslash [\] for a URL-part
separator instead of the proper regular-slash [/].
I guess the last writer uses Windows. But, it seems that there are
many HTML writers with Windows that make the same mistake. Why do I
say this? Because the server software for our site will internally
correct the mistake! It doesn't do a redirect, it just internally
exchanges the "%5C" for slashes while computing the corresponding file.
This incurs a slight slowdown.
Doesn't someone here use a script to check the quality of our text
files before publishing? If so, maybe the script could be modified to
check the URLs (inside HTML files only?) for slash screw-ups.
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