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deadseasquirrel
08-25-2005, 04:37 PM
I've noticed that some websites don't seem to be case sensitive. But my personal website seems to be, which is really annoying since I miss a cap here and there. I was wondering if there was a way to change your site from case-sensitive, to case-insensitive? Thanks.

SpirtOfGrandeur
08-25-2005, 04:57 PM
That is a server issue. Is it your server? If not then you might be OFL (Out of luck).

deadseasquirrel
08-26-2005, 04:47 AM
Don't you mean SOL?

ronaldb66
08-29-2005, 08:51 AM
What exactly do you need case sensitivity for?

mark87
08-29-2005, 01:58 PM
He means like the server is using case senstive domain names - ie, thinking

yoursite.com

Is not the same as

YoURsiTe.com

Whereas, most servers aren't case senstive.

SpirtOfGrandeur
08-29-2005, 02:46 PM
Don't you mean SOL?

I tried cleaning it up for a public board ;)

webby
08-31-2005, 08:58 PM
My solution would be to use all lower-case letters for all folder and file names so there aren't any caps to miss. Of course, it could be a huge undertaking to rename the existing ones and change all the links if the size of your site is already substantial.

rrhodes
09-01-2005, 03:00 AM
If your site is hosted on a Linux/Unix machine, then your domain name is not case-sensitive, but all your individual pages are. You have to make sure your navigation links are the proper case.

If your site is hosted on a Microsoft IIS platform, your page names are not case-sensitive.

gsnedders
09-01-2005, 03:25 AM
If your site is hosted on a Linux/Unix machine, then your domain name is not case-sensitive, but all your individual pages are. You have to make sure your navigation links are the proper case.

If your site is hosted on a Microsoft IIS platform, your page names are not case-sensitive.
It has nothing to do with the OS, it is to do, however, with the file system of the drive, whether it is case sensitive or not.

deadseasquirrel
10-14-2005, 04:57 AM
yes I noticed my top level domain isn't case-sensitive, but all the files inside are. So does that mean there just aren't any ways to get around that? My webpage isn't that big so I'll just make everything lower-case from now on. But I'll keep this in mind for the future.

oracleguy
10-14-2005, 08:14 PM
You could maybe use mod_rewrite to change the URLs to always be lower case regardless of what the user enters but other than that, unless the server is yours you can't prevent the case sensitivity.



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