As a sequel to this browser shortcuts post, here're two new shortcuts that rocked my world (ok, almost..) :
- F4: opens a select box. Seems like a standard for all UIs! (Windows/Linux at least)
- Tick (') key in FireFox: would switch to 'search' mode just like slash (/), but would search for links only. Just type the beginning of the link's name and hit Enter.
Do you know any other shocking keyboard shortcuts?
On a completely other subject, I was fighting (along with a collegue) today with Apache httpd's configuration. The web server seemed to "automatically guess" URLs in a weird fashion.
The cause is that we had the MultiViews feature enabled. With MultiViews, when a URL points to a nonexisting file, i.e. http://mydomain/my/file, apache tries to look for an existing file which looks similar to the directory (I won't describe here the exact algorithm), i.e. http://mydomain/my.php. Then it loads it instead, and the user doesn't get 404.
Maybe some people need it.. but it's also weird and error-prone..