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Item6363: TWiki should DTRT, not require trailing / after subweb name

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TWiki understands webs better than subwebs. It doesn't require a trailing / after a web name but does require the trailing / to distinguish a subweb from a (not necessarily extant!) topic name.

If you are browsing to a subweb in Twiki, you are required to include the slash at the end of the url:


If you don't include the slash, Twiki assumes you're looking for a page and throws an error.

Desired behavious

  • Make it so that the slash doesn't matter (as with most URLs) and Twiki Does the Right Thing regardless of its presence in the URL

  • Make it so that there cannot be Twiki pages with the same name as a subweb in the same directory. (Provide a warning if a user tries to create a topic with the same name as a subweb)

  • Post an Oops if there is collision and TWiki cannot determine the best way to proceed.

-- TWiki:Main/VickiBrown - 12 Nov 2009

Summary TWiki should DTRT, not require trailing / after subweb name
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.VickiBrown

SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Sun, 27 Sep 2009, build 18153
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Priority Normal
CurrentState New


TargetRelease n/a

Topic revision: r1 - 2009-11-12 - VickiBrown
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