[uf-discuss] Operator & AUMP bugs: .htm file name parsed as tag

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Jan 10 11:52:23 PST 2007

In message
<cdc278e10701100337t2deb0c60p65997e4e29fdad28 at mail.gmail.com>, Ciaran
McNulty <mail at ciaranmcnulty.com> writes

>On 1/9/07, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
>> Based on:
>>         <http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/tag-test.htm>
>> which includes rel-tag links to both:
>>         <http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/site/links.htm#breadcrumb>
>>         <http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/club/branches.htm>
>> Operator and the AUMP are both finding the tags
>>         links.htm
>>         branches.htm
>This is the correct behaviour, as they are the last section of the
>URL's path[1].

Sorry - my misunderstanding. Though I have to say that's not readily
clear from the examples/ FAQ on the 'wiki'.

>  You might want to look at changing it to
>/site/links/index.html and then omitting the latter in your hyperlink,
>if you're not able to set up rewrite rules etc.

Thanks, but that's not suitable for the use I had in mind.

>> I think that, in any case, a tag cannot have a period in it - is that
>> so? Perhaps there could be a "sanity check" for valid tags? Though I'm
>> not sure that there is a canonical specification for what is and isn't
>> valid...
>The spec explicitly mentions encoding in Unicode chars[2] so I don't
>think there's any inherent limitation on which characters can be in a

Noted, thanks.

Andy Mabbett


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