Default URLs

Stan Letovsky (letovsky-stan@CS.YALE.EDU)
Tue, 15 Feb 1994 16:05:40 --100

Connolly's recent discussion of URL syntax (See

Subject: Re: Identifying scripts by file extension?
From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 94 12:04:04 )

brings to mind a related problem I encountered recently, in using the
PATH_INFO hack to try to communicate extra information -- which
database to access -- to a general purpose DB accessing script, which
returns dynamically generated HTML docs full of links to DB-objects.
It would be convenient for the default URL on these links to be a
reference to the same DB -- so convenient, in fact, that it would
result in a 20% reduction in the size of some documents. Mosaic 2.1
uses the current URL as the default, but does not pass on the current
PATH_INFO, which means the URL must include a pathname. I think this a
bug, personally.