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    What do you do with empty directories?

    What I mean is - I have some paths that are like this:

    my-site.com/folder/content.html

    But the /folder/ has no content. I know that I can add an index.html file there but is there a way redirect users away from looking in an empty folder?

    I guess .301 htaccess can do that as can a javascript redirect - but is there a third way? Just wondering what you guys would do.....

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    If you don't want to have to create an index file in each directory then htaccess is really your best (and perhaps only) option.

    You can either set a redirect/rewrite to a page that does exist (which, from your question, I assume you know how to do already) or you can specify your default index page so that users can still visit /folder/ and they will see your content.html page.

    Setting the default index page to be your contents.html file would look something like this:

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    Thanks - appreciate your help. I was just curious to see what other people do


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