tl-install restore period

Carlos linguafalsa at
Tue Apr 23 15:39:11 CEST 2024

On Sat, Apr 20, 2024 at 08:01:34PM +0100, Peter Flynn wrote:
> On 20/04/2024 18:03, Karl Berry wrote:
> > Since no real url on ends with a period (as far as I
> > imagine/discern)
> No url should ever end with a period IMNSHO
> > Max had the idea of adding a rewrite rule in the web
> > server so that
> >
> > is redirected to
> >
> > 
> > I see no harm in it. So, to placate the deficient url heuristics out
> > there, I put it in. Hope this helps.

Muchísimas gracias Karl. You're the man!  

> An excellent idea.
> An a related note, people adding URIs at the end of sentences (in [La]TeX)
> should probably insert a \thinspace before the punctuation, not just to
> provide some visual cue that it's not part of the URI, but also in the event
> that the document is *not* written with hyperref where the URI is a
> correctly formatted link, sloppy copying and pasting will ensure that the
> punctuation appears with some white-space before it, which may help to
> minimise the damage.
> Peter

Words of wisdom indeed.

Peter Peter Peter, but hear me out here for a second. 

What I find hillarious out of this is the fact that Tim Berners-Lee and colleagues were like telling me right in my face ‹Carlos, we can go on and on and on ad infinitum with tthis and immerse ourselves in the conundrum of url resolutions and so forth…› but before they continued I just looked at them and said ‹Really? So you expect me to type a never-ending full stop assigned to an unreserved %2e every single time? Aha! But that it's not going to happen silly monkeys! Nope› 

But I knew right there and then, they were right and I was wrong and threw my hands in the air  and desisted from pursuing it any further. But it's just fun after all.  But it does makes aboslute sense that division of reserved and unreserved characters. And I guess it matches de same unix philosophy of having dots as filenames and also file hierarchies. 



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