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    I'm having trouble with naming web pages because they seem to present some problems regarding capitalization.

    For example, if I want my customers to go to www.enhancedht.com/HTB.html then I must name the page HTB.html using capital letters. However, if they type the URL in all lower case, the page isn't found. The reverse applies also, if the page name is htb.html and they type the htb in CAPS, the page isn't found.

    Capitlization doesn't seem to matter in the domain name itself. ENHANCEDHT.COM works the same as enhancedht.com

    Can someone explain this to me. I have a print ad getting ready to run that has the HTB example (all caps), but I'd like the page to get found if the user types the HTB in lower case.

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    IIRC, it's a server setting. Can someone else confirm this?
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    It's a property of the file system. I believe only NTFS, FAT, FAT32, and HFS(+) are case insensitive.

    It's generally a good idea to use all lowercase in this context.
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    Actually, I did a bit more research after I posted and it appears that Unix/Linux servers are case sensitive and Windows servers are not.

    The simple solution was to create an identical HTML pages with one named in all caps and one named in lower case letters. Since I run windows locally, I had to save the two files in different directories since Windows wouldn't let me create the same named (regardless of case) files in the same directory. On web server which runs Linux, it allowed me to have both versions, since the OS is case sensitive!

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    'Nix servers are case sensitive and Windows aren't is the general rule as you said.

    FWIW - the recognised protocol for URL's and email addresses is to always use lowercase but you're catch all method is a great idea.

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    added note most people will type in the address with lowercase anyhow
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