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I don't have any formal education on programming. I guess it is the passion that gets me started and keeps me going. Thanks everybody for sharing your knowledge. Don't worry, I am no critic. I see no wrong answer, only good and not so good answers. All are welcome to learn and to share.


Mar
8
comment What is HTTP Method PROPFIND used for?
Can you elaborate on the "properties" and "structure" that PROPFIND is supposed to get out of the HTTP request PROPFIND /images/flag.jpg?
Mar
8
asked What is HTTP Method PROPFIND used for?
Feb
19
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
4
accepted Is it necessary to specify content-type in http response header?
Dec
4
comment Is it necessary to specify content-type in http response header?
@w3d, thanks for your comment. I realize after rechecking that what I am reading off is actually from the request header of a 304 not modified file. Not exactly the cache, but the content-type is dropped from the header. Disabling the cache, everything appears normal again.
Dec
3
awarded  Yearling
Dec
3
comment Is it necessary to specify content-type in http response header?
@Brendon, thanks for pointing out the security implication. Is there any other aspect worth noting, security-wise, assuming no user uploaded content?
Dec
3
comment Is it necessary to specify content-type in http response header?
Thanks for quoting the specs. This is helpful.
Dec
3
asked Is it necessary to specify content-type in http response header?
Nov
2
comment Do search engines index mailto and tel links?
@unor, yes. That is done on purpose. Is there any problem with the markup?
Nov
2
accepted Do search engines index mailto and tel links?
Nov
2
comment Do search engines index mailto and tel links?
Thanks for the clarification. It becomes clearer to me now. Actually my main concern is more on SEO of the page. As long as my page rank is not affected by not having nofollow on these internal links, I am fine. From what you wrote, I should be able to conclude that tags on these are indeed redundant. Thanks.
Nov
2
comment Do search engines index mailto and tel links?
Yes, I am already doing some form of obfuscation as you can see in the href of mailto. But this is not what I am asking.
Nov
2
comment Do search engines index mailto and tel links?
Can I confirm based on what you wrote in the 2nd paragraph that you are suggesting that these internal links would still be indexed by the search engines regardless of the nofollow tag?
Nov
2
asked Do search engines index mailto and tel links?
Oct
15
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
26
accepted Why do sites redirect to the canonical URL if it can parse a page correctly given any slug?
Sep
26
comment Why do sites redirect to the canonical URL if it can parse a page correctly given any slug?
Thanks for the update, I have posted a similar question on meta and it reaffirms your final point.
Sep
25
comment Why do sites redirect to the canonical URL if it can parse a page correctly given any slug?
Sufficient to produce same SEO result as compared to a 301 redirect.
Sep
25
comment Why do sites redirect to the canonical URL if it can parse a page correctly given any slug?
An additional call to the database has to be made on each redirect because the redirect is handled by the page itself after polling the database and checking that an incorrect title is given. This is not something trivial that can be handled by the server config alone. The point is not about generating these pages with an incorrect slug, but the treatment by the search engine if someone were to edit the page title and hence changing the slug and whether such pages really require a 301 redirect or if the canonical link is sufficient, thereby conserving server resources.