Status_203 - 9:56 am on Mar 26, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: Status_203 at 9:59 am (utc) on Mar 26, 2010]
The similarity to unix and other disk operating system filename conventions should be taken as purely coincidental, and should not be taken to indicate that URIs should be interpreted as file names.
Tim Berners-Lee RFC1630 Universal Resource Identifiers in WWW [ietf.org]
The same document does say that a path that contains slashes "these must imply a hierarchical structure".
My web sites are collections of pages (with a hierarchical structure). Every (ok nearly every) request for the domain loads the same file. The path is merely a database identifier (and every one is unique - fewer canonical issues than a web server's interpretation of a file system). Why should I use file system conventions?
[edited by: Status_203 at 9:59 am (utc) on Mar 26, 2010]