Most people probably type in URLs using the minimum number of characters. If you don’t use a trailing slash on directory names, the Web server goes to extra effort, which is usually not necessary. For instance, the URL “http://www.outre.com/photos” results in a request to the Web server to look for a file named “photos”. If the Web server cannot find the file, it then looks for the default page in a directory named photos. You can short circuit the extra lookup by appending the URL with a trailing slash, as in “http://www.outre.com/photos/”. While you can’t force visitors to your Web site to type in trailing slashes on your URL, you can use them in all your hyperlinks.
What is Metadata?
What is metadata? Well, It’s an odd concept to wrap your head around. Metadata is essentially the secondary layer of data that tracks details about the “regular” data. The regular