Msg#: 3230848 posted 12:17 am on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)
Hey guys, I am wondering what is happening with the mod_rewritten pages that are actually virtual (domain.com/page/) but looking like folder. Are google smart enough to detect domain.com/Page/ and threat it the same as the domain.com/page/? I mean, this is not going to trigger dup. content filter at google, right? Same content page, just different URI, with capitalized first or any other letter.
Msg#: 3230848 posted 12:47 am on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)
Are google smart enough...
It would not be smart of them at all -- the web standard set way back when by the W3C is that the URI is case sensitive beyond the domain. Yes, changing the case like that can lead to duplicate uri problems. I've seen it with clients and helped them fix it.
Msg#: 3230848 posted 3:45 pm on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)
Absolutely. Most people will tell you to just make everything lowercase and leave it at that, but no matter what you do, keep it consistent - both internally (all the content in your site) and externally (all the people that link to your site). As it's much harder to control the latter part, leaving things lowercase by default again makes it simpler to keep things consistent.