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[Bug 585438] Re: Inconsistent use of forward slash at the end of URL


Thank you for your comment. I would like to broaden my knowledge, so
could you please explain me why the trailing slashes (or lack thereof)
in URLs are important?

For example on the last page (page 163) are some URLs:
1) http://code.google.com/p/tufte-latex/
2) http://linuxlibertine.sf.net/
3) http://ubuntu-manual.org/quickshot
4) https://launchpad.net/humanity
5) http://inkscape.org/

After the url path of 3) and 4) there isn't a forward slash but at 1)
there is one. I've tested all of the URLs with and without forward slash
at the end - both is working! Are there some special cases where it
doesn't work?

What do you think about the idea to add/remove the trailing slashes
everywhere except for the URLs where it is explicit (not) possible? Imho
it would make a nicer overall impression.

Inconsistent use of forward slash at the end of URL
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Bug description:
In the whole document URLs sometimes have a forward slash at the end and sometimes not. I know both is working but it is inconsistent and doesn't look nice. Especially on the last page (page 163) it is noticeable.

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