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Old 05-17-2006, 03:11 PM   #1
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http://www.urbanblight.org/index.html

is an interesting site, because I tried to reach it from:

http://www.urbanblight.org


which does not work, but the explicit URL cited first does work. Apparently the web hosting company, or maybe the web developer, has no default page specified. This is annoying, because I started with a Google reference to a page at the site that I didn't want, so I tried the full name without a page, and that doesn't work.

Nothing for the forum members to do. I will try to write to the webmaster for this site, though.
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Old 05-17-2006, 03:26 PM   #2
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Apparently the web hosting company, or maybe the web developer, has no default page specified.
A few years ago I found hosts who supported ‘default’ or ‘index’ (or maybe something else) but their choice only.

Nowadays it appears that all the standard terms work with most hosts. Maybe this place has an arrangement that dates back so long that there is no flexibility. Or something like that!

   
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A few years ago I found hosts who supported ‘default’ or ‘index’ (or maybe something else) but their choice only.

Nowadays it appears that all the standard terms work with most hosts. Maybe this place has an arrangement that dates back so long that there is no flexibility. Or something like that!
I tried the URL with default.htm, default.html, and index.htm, but none of those worked, either. I wrote to the web site owners.
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Old 05-17-2006, 03:56 PM   #4
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I tried the URL with default.htm, default.html, and index.htm, but none of those worked, either. I wrote to the web site owners.
Sounds very strange. Let us know what you hear back.

   
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I tried the URL with default.htm, default.html, and index.htm, but none of those worked, either. I wrote to the web site owners.
The most common (and "standard") would be index.html anyway - so if that works there's no particular reason why any of the others would work, unless they configured the server to redirect to index.html - not very likely.

   
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I tried the URL with default.htm, default.html, and index.htm, but none of those worked, either. I wrote to the web site owners.
By now the question - in addition to what browser are you using - really becomes: what exactly do you mean by "does not work"?

What happens if you try:and is the behavior with the non-existing pages any different from the behavior with just the domain?

"Does not work" is rarely a good symptom description to base an analysis on.

   
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Old 05-18-2006, 06:36 AM   #7
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I get the following on every one of the URLs you mention:

Page not found

The page you are looking for might have been removed,
had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.


Please try the following: If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

- Click the Back button in your browser to try another link.
- Use a search engine like Google to look for information on the Internet.

HTTP 404 - File not found
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Maybe this place has an arrangement that dates back so long that there is no flexibility. Or something like that!
Or they do their own configuration. It's only on shared hosting accounts that you may not have the choice.

   
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http://www.urbanblight.org works for me - what browser are you using?

Mozilla automatically adds the / at the end - maybe that makes the difference?

BTW, it's certainly possible not to have a default page (and sometimes, for specific directories, even a good idea) but at the domain level it's rarely used. All a matter of server configuration.

   
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The basic link works fine for me in Firefox and in IE6Sp2

   
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