Scott Penrose scottp at
Tue Nov 19 18:20:55 CST 2002

On Wednesday, Nov 20, 2002, at 09:38 Australia/Melbourne, Nathan Bailey 

> Scott Penrose <scottp at> wrote:
>> The simple solution that we came up with was replacing the '/' in the
>> URL with a '|', where on failure to find a page would fall back one 
>> step.
>> Eg: the url "/A/Very/Big|Directory/Reference|Links"
> I don't understand why 'Directory/Reference' has a '/'?

A '/' is not optional where a '|' is

So If I say http://somesite/Information/About/Bailey|Nathan/X

Then I am asking for information on Nathan X Bailey, or just on Bailey.

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