lucy24 - 10:46 pm on May 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
So let me get this right Lucy, You use /folder/page.htm
For links to other areas of the site I use /folder/page.html
For links within the same area I often use page.css or images/pic.jpg. I do have one area that uses ../motherpage.html because that's how the packages work.
:: avoiding eye contact with g1 ::
At the moment, I don't have the trailing slash in absolute links to my home page.
It has been that way for years. Would it be good to make the change and add the trailing slash?
In the SERP, when I look at the home page URL, a trailing slash is included (just wanted to mention this, not sure if it affects if I should make the change or not).
gouri, meet mod_dir. mod_dir, meet gouri. What you have there is the Directory Slash Redirect, which happens automatically with all real directories unless you've explicitly given orders to the contrary.
The home page is a special case. There, the browser itself sticks a slash / onto the end. So no matter what your link says, it will have a / by the time the request reaches your site.