AP Review Compares Camino and Safari
Friday April 18th, 2003
Several online newspaper sites, including The Detroit News's detnews.com, are carrying an Associated Press review of Camino and Safari. The article states that both browsers "leave Internet Explorer in the dust" and "are very quick and accurately draw even complex Web pages."
At the bottom, the article includes a mistyped link to the Camino page at <http://www.mozilla.org/projects/camino/> .
#2 It is important to always give corrections.
Saturday April 19th, 2003 9:28 AM
I sent them a correction describing the anatomy of a URL. "to help avoid future errors." The URL they gave was:
#3 Re: It is important to always give corrections.
Sunday April 20th, 2003 5:16 AM
Shouldn't URIs by case insentive? Anytime I type my website URL as:
They resolve to the same place. What's the big deal here?
#4 Re: Re: It is important to always give corrections
Sunday April 20th, 2003 6:06 AM
Domain names are case insensitive (or should be - iirc). Paths and filenames however most definitely aren't (well, they are on silly windows servers, but that's just because of the incapabilities of that OS).
It's not because of incapabilities of the OS. It's because the Windows filesystem is designed (more) to be used by humans, and humans treat names as case-insensitive. The Mac fileystem is also case-insensitive, for the same reason. (Indeed, Apple went to some lengths to make programs like Apache behave properly in a case-insensitive environment, rather than taking the easy way out and making their filesystem case-sensitive.)
It's mainly primitive Unix filesystems which expose their ASCII/ISO/Unicode implementation by insisting on case-sensitivity. Fortunately, they are in the minority for desktop use. Unfortunately, their design flaws leak from servers to desktops in things like URIs, causing errors like the one discussed here.
Jakob Nielsen <http://www.useit.com/alertbox/990321_comments.html> : "What stupidity. *We don't need any more case-sensitive computers.*"
Jamie Zawinski <http://www.livejournal.co…tml?thread=345483#t345483> : "If you have two distinct files which differ only in case, you're a pinhead and deserve to lose."