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Why does Looksmart insert "/" ?

at the end of each url

     
6:36 pm on Mar 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Looksmart inserts a "// at the end of any url I submit that does not have an extension , htm, html, php, etc.

Ordinarily this is not a problem but I have a company that I am promoting and they give me a sub page to their domain and add /mypage to their url.

They track using "aspx" extension.

In any event they cannot track properly when Looksmart inserts the "/".

I have emailed Looksmart and am wondering if anyone knows if they will in fact drop it for me? I have my suspicions they will not. Argh...

BTW...has anyone learned of a phone number to actually talk to someone at Looksmart? I get so frustrated waiting for days and days for a response. Currently I am spending about $2000 a month with them and have yet to be offered a better means of coommunication.

12:35 am on Mar 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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As I understand it, the reason you'll see a "/" at the end of a link is to cut the amount of server time it takes to access the site/link.

Seems if you don't have the "/" at the end (http://www.mydomain.com), the server tells your computer it can't find the site. Then your computer tells the server "try putting a "/" on the end of the address (http://www.mydomain.com/)", at which point the server says "Oh sure. No problem." and serves up the requested site.

This is obviously an oversimplification, but it's the best way I can think of to explain my understanding of how it all works. ;)

Hope it helps.

3:02 am on Mar 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Glenv........

Maybe you could ring a number from here?

[aboutus.looksmart.com...]

11:51 am on Mar 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks everyone