http://foobar.com/mydocument.html.Using capitalized names for your directories or documents tends to confuse your audience and makes document management more difficult.
environments where you are not limited to 8+3 filename lengths, it is easy to get carried away and be too descriptive:
Try to strike a compromise between ease of remembering (and typing!) a URL and being descriptive enough to allow you and others to distinguish between different documents.
To avoid this, you should link the primary document in that directory (for example, "mydoc.html") to "index.html." The procedure for doing this varies depending on what type of system your server is running on. For Unix systems, you can usually create a symbolic link between the files:
ln -s index.html primary_document_filename
For other systems, consult your Webmaster or system support personnel for help on linking documents. Also, be aware that the Webmaster has the ability to turn off indexing, to change the default "index.html" to another filename, or to turn off symbolic linking. If linking does not work, you should consult with him or her to find out why.
In short, once you link "mydoc.html" (as an example) to index.html, opening "/docs/" or "/docs/mydoc.html" will load "mydoc.html."
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