hutcheson - 10:00 pm on Apr 14, 2004 (gmt 0)
tschild is correct. However, the converse isn't true. An editor can drop a "non-responding" site without waiting for the autochecker. This isn't REAL likely to happen--I've seen it happen maybe once or twice as a result of webmaster error (returning an odd status as a result of misconfigured server.) Also, editors tend to trim the trailing filename from the URL if that works -- we'd rather have the shorter URL, and give the webmaster the ability to change the home file name, at the expense of a 301. This has occasionally been known to be done even when it broke the URL. Best-practice recommendation: make sure the directory and the index.htm file are both acceptable URLs.