User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507 Using the Mozilla Browser 1.4b, the index.html or index.htm page is not automatically loaded when no file is specified in the URL. Mozilla should be doing this, as IE6 does. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. using Mozilla Browser 1.4b, observe page loaded when you go to http://kynoch.ca 2. using Mozilla Browser 1.4b, compare to page loaded when you go to http://kynoch.ca/index.html 3. using Internet Explorer 6, observe page loaded when you go to http://kynoch.ca 4. using Internet Explorer 6, compare to page loaded when you go to http://kynoch.ca/index.html 5. note that the Mozilla Browser 1.4b is not automatically loading the index.html page when it is not specified in the URL Actual Results: The Mozilla Browser 1.4b results were different from each other. The IE6 results were the same as each other. Expected Results: Load the index.html or index.htm page automatically when no file is specified in the URL. This happens even after reloading the page a few times. If you don't know there is an index page on a site, you would not know to try entering it in the URL. Basic users should not be expected to know this.
Actually, it's the server that maps foo/ to foo/index.html That said, both urls load identically for me with a 2003-05-10-13 trunk CVS build, and both are identical to what I see in other browsers.
Works for me too in build 2003051508 on Mac OS X 10.2.6
I just tried changing the cache setting in my Mozilla Browser preferences so that it compares the cache page to the page on the network EVERY TIME and it fixed the problem. Apparently, even though I had clicked RELOAD on the page many times before, Mozilla was still using the cached version and not pulling the index.html from the network for the updated version. So, the problem was with my (the user's) cache settings. But why, when I hit RELOAD before, did the browser not pull the page from the network and update the page in my cache?
Shift+reload will force an reload of a page. reload will ask the server if there is a newer version of the page and depending on the answer it will display the newer version or the cached version
Since the problem was browser preferences and not browser operation, I'm closing this problem report as INVALID.