RE: Multiple Default Documents

George G. Stossel ( (no email) )
Tue, 30 Dec 1997 16:24:10 -0500

Our experience is that it is easier to define several than it is to deal
with the variations imposed by customers with any number of publishing
tools each with it's own idea of what the default document name is. We
support 'default.htm' and 'index.html' in that order. M$ software uses
the first, most UNIX hosted websites we have moved support the second.
IIS looks for them in the order they are listed and displays the first
one found in the target home directory.

George G. Stossel, President Phone:
DACOR Computer Systems FAX: 419.353.0149
519 W. Wooster Street Sales: 800.447.5333
Bowling Green, OH 43402-2763 03 USA Email:

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Kunze []
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 1997 4:09 PM
Subject: RE: Multiple Default Documents

I'm still a little confused. What's the point of all this? To
>Regarding multiple default docs:
>What determines which one the user gets? Must it be specified
by the URL?
>And if so, what's the point of defining several?

Emphasis on the last sentence.



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