Msg#: 26727 posted 8:53 pm on Nov 26, 2004 (gmt 0)
I'll leave it to others to disagree, but I believe the accepted feeling is no, it makes no difference. There's a school of thought that says relative URLs are easier to maintain, there's a school of thought that says absolute URLs make the faults caused by erroneous links less likely to propagate. But as to the Googlebot, I believe it makes no difference.
You *are* advised not to mix /a/b and/a/b/index.html, if only for your own sanity! DerekH