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Re: Samba and web pages

 On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 9:32 AM, Robert Krawitz <[hidden email]> wrote: 
>  I'm not aware of any browsers that *currently* implement this behavior 
>  -- I was just pointing out that there's nothing in principle 
>  preventing a browser from doing so.  Writing a Firefox extension to do 
>  this would probably be a simple matter for someone who knows how to 
>  write Firefox extensions. 

An extension would actually get pretty complicated; I'm not sure how 
it would determine whether to load index.html, index.htm, index.php, 
index.jsp, default.htm, or whichever of the many other common defaults 
that are in widespread use on various web servers. Apache has options 
to define these defaults and to specify what order to prioritize them in, 
but no mechanism to publish the settings so the browser can see them. 

Also, the plugin would then have to somehow access the private 
resources on the server necessary to properly render its php and jsp 

The alternative would be to write a simpler plugin that essentially cripples 
the browser when it access any site that doesn't explicitly use index.html; 
pretty much any site using php, jsp, etc. 

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