smallcompany - 8:09 am on Mar 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
An update on the behavior. Apparently, trailing stuff is supposed to work in the way as determined by the handler responsible for the request.
When I turned this off on the server that runs PHP in Apache module, it worked. I did this in .htaccess:
But that same code on the server running as CGI did not help. The server was still returning 200 and content of the page when a request had a trailing slash followed (or not) with anything.
So the good news is that things work as they're supposed to. The thing is that more schooling is needed.
Cheers and thanks for replies.