Re: URL decisions in Seattle, & changes

Roy T. Fielding (fielding@simplon.ICS.UCI.EDU)
Thu, 31 Mar 1994 22:06:24 --100

Dan writes:

> Given the definition of equality I proposed, http://host:80/ is
> different from http://host/. The fact that they resolve to the same
> thing is not part of the URL spec.

In that case, the definition of equality must be changed. The URLs
http://host:80/ and http://host/ are equivalent in every sense of
the word except string comparison, and string comparison is not what
we are looking for when we compare URLs.

...Roy Fielding ICS Grad Student, University of California, Irvine USA
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