reply to HomePage URL without a file name. How?
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 94 18:09:27 EDT
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It took me a while to figure that one out too.  Index.html is the default 
name.  If you don't have a document named that, it will create a directory 
index for you, thus bypassing your intended home page.  This is not 
documented very clearly.  Hope this helps.
                        Andre' Doles
                        Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command HQ 
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Subject: HomePage URL without a file name.How?
Author:  ,"Nik Zapantis, UVic Physics, Victoria BC (604)721-7729" 
<ZAPANTIS@uvphys.phys.UVic.CA> at SMTP-GW
Date:    1/6/94 4:54 PM
I've noticed that the URL for the home page of some sites, is just the site 
eg: the URL for the CERN home page is just ""
I have started running an HTTP server on my VMS system, and I would like to 
have my home page defined as above, but I have not been able to find the 
appropriate info in the Docs I have.
Is there a default filename that WWW and/or Mosaic look for, when the URL is 
just the node name? I have tried naming my home page HOME.HTML, WELCOME.HTML, 
DEFAULT.HTML, WWW_HOME.HTML but without any results.
I have no problem reading my home page if the URL contains the filename with 
the node name.
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