Squeak code now browsable and bookmarkable on the Web

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Sat Jan 5 16:55:57 UTC 2008

Hi Igor,

Igor Stasenko wrote:

> why you suffixing URL's with '.html' ?
> As for me, this URL:
>    http://squeak.aidaweb.si:8000/class/AidaBrowserMethod/method/loop:
> looks much better than this:
>    http://squeak.aidaweb.si:8000/class/AidaBrowserMethod/method/loop:.html
> and for class-side methods something like:
>    http://squeak.aidaweb.si:8000/class/<class name>/class/<method selector>

Because .html shows that this resource is presented in a HTML format and 
not PDF or .st (which can actually be useful for fileouts in our case).

I know that current fashion coming from RoR and REST camp is to have 
urls without extension but I'm don't like that, because it is against 
the original spirit of the web. I could understand that this is kind of 
rebellion against "marketing" extensions like .asp. .jsp and .php but 
then, why they just don't go back to good old .html?

Best regards

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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