phranque - 12:15 am on Apr 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
I knew there had to be a catch
same as 2.4:
Context: server config, virtual host, directory
A period in an URL is not illegal, of course, but they're an amazingly bad idea.
periods are specified as separators for hostnames and IP address:
RFC 1738 - Uniform Resource Locators (URL):
it is also customary to use periods as word separators in file and directory names, so periods in the uri path should be expected.
the only problem with a period is its ambiguity in regular expressions, requiring a backslash escape.
that's not the fault of the URL.